Liverpool star could change position for England World Cup clash with Sweden

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Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson could be used in a new role for England against Sweden in Saturday’s World Cup quarter-final clash.

The 28-year-old is normally a fairly deep-lying and defensive player for club and country, but could change to a more advanced role this weekend as Eric Dier could be brought in to play defensive midfield, according to the Telegraph.

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This is because Dele Alli is a doubt due to injury, so Henderson would effectively take his role in the side and link up with the likes of Raheem Sterling and Jesse Lingard in attacking midfield.

This could be a bit of a risk from England, who also have Ruben Loftus-Cheek as a more natural attacking midfield player, though Henderson has the quality to adjust his role.

Dier should also come in full of confidence after scoring the winning penalty for England against Colombia earlier in the week to give the Three Lions their first ever shoot-out win at a World Cup.

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