Henderson Hopeful Over Fitness For Croatia Clash

Pick of the players England’s Jordan Pickford made crucial saves to keep England in the game

Pick of the players England’s Jordan Pickford made crucial saves to keep England in the game

"Southgate understood that he'd go home with two central defenders, so he put three".

Pickford was criticised by his opposite number Thibaut Courtois for being too short to stop Adnan Januzaj's shot when Belgium beat England 1-0 in their final group-stage game, the Three Lions' only defeat at Russian Federation 2018 so far.

JORDAN HENDERSON last night admitted he was desperate to extend his record-breaking unbeaten run and send England into the World Cup final, after completing his preparations with the help of a rubber chicken. Of course, I want to win. But it's not down to any individual or one player.

"That's what I have a focus on".

Cape Town - Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has hailed the impact that Jordan Henderson has had for England at the Soccer World Cup to prove his critics wrong.

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. The biggest thing for me is just continuing to win - and hopefully a few more wins over the next week'.

The England regular spoke highly of fellow midfielders Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic along with Liverpool team-mate Dejan Lovren.

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

All of that quartet - Courtois, France's Hugo Lloris, Danijel Subasic of Croatia and Pickford - have a good chance of claiming the Golden Glove award for the tournament's top goalkeeper. A great character off the field and in the dressing room.

"I can't tell you our plan. but I've played against Madrid and he's world class, one of the best I've played against", the Liverpool midfielder said.

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