Jordan Henderson has come a long way since his big money move from Sunderland and the Reds midfielder is hoping his impressive form for Liverpool will get him a spot on the plane when England boss Roy Hodgson names his squad for this summer’s World Cup in Brazil.
“I’m playing with a lot of confidence and I’m loving playing football at the minute,” the 23-year old told the Liverpool Echo. “Things have been going well for Liverpool and to get another call up for England gave me a boost as well. Hopefully I can keep going for the rest of the season.” Henderson played 77-minutes in England’s friendly with Denmark yesterday as the Three Lions recorded a close 1-0 win with Reds teammate Daniel Sturridge heading in the winner late on.
The former Sunderland man has been an integral part of Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers side this term, featuring in every single Premier League match for the Anfield outfit so far. With a mere ten matches left in the season, Henderson looks well placed to complete all 38-matches – something that would be quite the accomplishment considering he looked to be nothing more than a fringe player at the beginning of last season.
Despite his desire to join up with the England team for this summer’s showpiece event, the 23-year old knows that he has to keep turning in performances for Liverpool if he wants to get the phone call so many English players dream about their whole lives. “It would mean everything to me to go to the World Cup and represent my country” he continued. “First and foremost, I need to do a job for Liverpool. I’ll give my all between now and the end of the season. If I do that then I will have a good chance.”