Jurgen Klopp has been texting Liverpool FC star during the World Cup

Jordan Henderson

GETTY World Cup 2018 Jordan Henderson could be a doubt for England on Wednesday

"We'll just have to assess the bodies", said Southgate.

The clash at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium marks England's first appearance in the last four of football's showpiece tournament since 1990.

There is no doubt pride has been restored regardless of tonight's outcome, where Henderson's selection is a good omen. Of course, I want to win. But it's not down to any individual or one player. "The biggest thing for me is just continuing to win - and hopefully a few more wins over the next week".

The Liverpool FC midfielder is now on duty with his national team in Russian Federation as he bids to try and help the Three Lions win the World Cup for the first time since 1966.

Discussing Klopp's response to England doing so well, Henderson admits the German tactician is delighted and has texted him to say so every time they've progressed further in the competition.

"I think he potentially, if you asked the players, they look up to Harry Kane and what he's done and the goals he has scored, but the influence that Henderson has got will be massive in that group".

The teacher said: "They have been having Pickford and Henderson days in school". "But, at the end of the day, Dejan is a fantastic defender".

"He's suffered a lot of a criticism but he's bounced back so well".

Pickford came to prominence in June 2017 when Everton paid Sunderland £30m for him. A great character off the field and in the dressing room. "We had better keep him fit!"

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