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Gareth Southgate: "Hendo is very optimistic"

Liverpool's captain Jordan Henderson is said to be very optimistic about his prognosis after seeing a specialist.

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson underwent groin surgery towards the end of February after suffering an injury during the club's Merseyside derby defeat. 

England manager Gareth Southgate has said that his decision on whether or not to include the vocal midfielder in the Three Lions European Championships squad will go down to the last minute. 

Jordan Henderson

"In terms of promises, we can only say that Hendo himself is very optimistic about how the operation went and the prognosis that the specialist has given him as to what is possible."

Although Southgate warns that there is a strict guideline that the national team follows, but admits that he will not rule anything out. 

"We are conscious that with any injury of that nature, there is a guide and a time defined - but that anything can happen along the way."

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"We know it’s going to be close to the end of the season and we will just have to see how it goes."

Jurgen Klopp and Gareth Southgate have one thing in common, they both know that Jordan Henderson will do everything in his power to be available for selection. 

Gareth Southgate

"He will give himself every chance of being available. And, of course, we also know he is likely to be a bit short of match minutes in high-level games."

"There are a lot of things to take into consideration but, at the moment, that is a decision that is a few weeks away."

The club have not set a timetable for Henderson to return to action, but said that it will be at least until the international break.