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Brendan Rodgers Tips Liverpool Youngster To Go To 2014 World Cup After Midfielder Earns England Recall

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Liverpool head coach Brendan Rodgers has heaped praise on midfield player Jordan Henderson after the England international was recalled to the national team by manager Roy Hodgson on Thursday, according to reports in the Daily Mail.

The 23-year-old was part of the group of players announced by the Three Lions boss who will take on both Chile and Germany in back-to-back friendly internationals at Wembley Stadium later this month.

And Henderson’s boss at Anfield says that the Englishman fully deserves his recall to the national setup after shining so far for the Merseyside giants in central midfield in this campaign.

Not only that, though, but the Northern Irishman says that Henderson’s versatility as a midfield player, and his tactical awareness, both of which he has displayed in abundance under Rodgers’s management at Anfield this season, mean that the Englishman will have a great chance of being selected by his country to go to next summer’s World Cup finals in Brazil.

“It’s great for the boy and merits his start to the season,” said Rodgers. “Congratulations to him. It is a big credit to him that I have been able to play him in a  couple of positions. If you are going to a World Cup, you need versatile players and he is that.

“Tactically he has improved. Physically, he is in excellent condition. He can become a really top player.”

Henderson has so far been capped on just five occasions by the Three Lions since making his full debut in a friendly international against France in November 2010, while the midfielder also replaced the injured Frank Lampard in the England squad at the European championship in Poland and Ukraine in the summer of 2012.

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