Henderson hoping Liverpool form earns England World Cup place

Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson is hoping that his form for his club is enough to persuade Roy Hodgson to give him a place in England’s World Cup squad for summer 2014, ESPN has reported.

Henderson has been named among the party to play Chile and Germany in the coming week, having not won an England cap since Euro 2012, almost 18 months ago. Henderson was only included in the squad for the tournament when a thigh strain ruled out Frank Lampard, and he went on to make two appearances in the competition before dropping out of contention.

Having captained England’s Under-21 side in a disappointing European Under-21 Champions in Israel, where England were eliminated at the group stage having lost all three games, Henderson is no longer eligible for the youth side and has his sights on a regular place among the seniors.

It is up for grabs for anyone,” Henderson said. “If you are doing well and your team is doing well then people will be looking at you. But you have to take the chance. Now I have the opportunity to go and train with England and I have to make sure I am right.

It’s a massive boost and I’m delighted to be going there,” he added, “But when I am there I need to make sure that I’m working hard and keep doing what I have been doing here and do the best I can and make sure I am getting picked again.

Henderson joined Liverpool from Sunderland in 2011, and has gone on to make 105 appearances for the Reds, scoring nine times. The 23-year-old is a graduate of the Black Cats’ academy, and played 79 times for the Mackems, netting on five occasions.

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