Jordan Henderson made his first World Cup appearance for England. However, he might have had a minor injury while playing against the US.
Henderson came off the bench and put forth an enthusiastic performance in his natural No. 8 position against the United States.
Late in the game, Liverpool‘s captain felt to be one of the players most likely to change the course of the event. But ultimately, England was unable to defeat their American opponents.
Although Wales will be their biggest opponent on Tuesday night, Gareth Southgate’s team is still considered the favorite to win Group B and go to the round of 16.
Trent Alexander-Arnold and Henderson are not likely to start that game. But an England fitness update may have made Henderson less likely to do so.
It was noted that 14 players—including Trent and the returning Maddison—participated in outdoor training, while those who started against the US participated in a rehabilitation session.
Henderson training individually, away from the rest of the World Cup Squad
Henderson worked on a solitary project indoors, apart from the rest of the team.
That would imply Henderson has a minor fitness issue. This season, he has already missed six club games due to injury.
Henderson should maintain his fitness as there is no sign that it is a severe problem.
“Last night, we were slightly disappointed that we couldn’t win the game, which is pretty normal. But today, some of the boys are training, the others recovering who played last night. The mood is good, and now we’re looking forward to the next game.”
Southgate has used the same starting lineup for both of his team’s World Cup group games thus far. But he may need to make a modest lineup change against Wales. Though, it should also be noted that, England needs to win against Wales to avoid any shock elimination from the group stage.