Liverpool star Jordan Henderson has revealed what manager Jurgen Klopp has said about England’s superb run to the semi-finals of the World Cup.
The 28-year-old has been a key player for the Three Lions in Russia, following a fine season for his club as they made the Champions League final.
While few would regard Henderson as one of the top midfielders in the world, he clearly has some good influence on his teams – either that or he’s an incredibly effective good luck charm.
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.
Given that the German national side went out at the group stage, it makes sense for the LFC boss to root for the country he works in, and that so many of his players will also be rooting for, not to mention the ones who made the squad.
Jordan Henderson on text messages from Jurgen Klopp: “Yeah [regular contact] after games normally, and he’s so happy. I just keep seeing texts saying, ‘Yes England! Come on!’ So he’s buzzing that we’re doing well.” pic.twitter.com/V1O565uMlF
— Anfield Edition (@AnfieldEdition) July 8, 2018
We all know Klopp is a classy guy, but actually for him to cheer for England given the historic rivalry with Germany really shows his love for life at Anfield and in the country as a whole.
“Yeah [regular contact] after games normally, and he’s so happy. I just keep seeing texts saying, ‘Yes England! Come on!’ So he’s buzzing that we’re doing well,” Henderson is quoted by Twitter account Anfield Edition.
England take on Croatia in their next game this week, and would face either Belgium or France if they reach the World Cup final, which would be their first since they won the trophy back in 1966.