After Trent's injury, Henderson's fitness a huge concern during Euros

After Trent's injury, Henderson's fitness a huge concern during Euros

As news of Trent's injury on England duty final settles in, anxieties around his team mate Jordan Henderson and his fitness as Euro 2021 looms. The quad tear suffered by Liverpool's number 66 rules him out of the first few weeks of pre-season in a hammer blow for the right back. In the drama surrounding Southgate's will he, won't he on Trent's inclusion and then subsequent injury has perhaps drawn attention away from the concerns that surround Henderson's inclusion in …
England Exclusion Fires Trent Alexander Arnold Into Top Form

England Exclusion Fires Trent Alexander Arnold Into Top Form

Trent Alexander Arnold's name was a notable absence from Gareth Southgate's England squad for March's international window. The 22-year-old full-back was left out of the Three Lions' picture for their World Cup qualifiers with San Marino, Albania, and Poland, with Kyle Walker, Reece James, and Kieran Trippier preferred. The decision to leave the Champions League and Premier League medalist out of the national team reckoning was greeted with confusion, with Jurgen Klopp leading the chorus of objections. Yes, his season …
Liverpool and the International Break: A Diary Of Nothing

Liverpool and the International Break: A Diary Of Nothing

Two weeks without a Liverpool game. Two whole weeks. It’s Day 8 and I’m really struggling. International breaks can be a necessary evil—you have to qualify for the World Cup or European Championship after all and those games have to be played at some point—but do we really have to have so many? What are we meant to do with our weekends when the other lads are off wearing someone else’s kit? I can barely countenance the idea of having …
Why The Fume Over Liverpool's Summer?

Why The Fume Over Liverpool's Summer?

I write these words on 14th June - World Cup day. It would be too much to suggest that you’ve noticed my absence from this website but, trust me, I haven’t stroked a keyboard for a fortnight. There are many reasons for this - work has been busy, every weekend has been booked up and my new novel is almost ready for publication, but there’s a more dominant reason. I’ve had nothing to say. Seriously, there isn’t much to get …