Henderson hopes Liverpool form will earn World Cup place

The midfielder’s fine domestic form saw him earn a place in England’s starting line-up against Denmark, and is now eyeing a spot in Roy Hodgson’s squad for Brazil

Jordan Henderson hopes he can get a spot in the England World Cup squad this summer if he continues to play well for Liverpool.

The midfielder started in England’s 1-0 friendly win over Denmark on Wednesday and he says he is enjoying his football now more than ever before.

However, the 23-year-old is concentrating on keeping up his level of performance for his club before he looks towards representing his country in Brazil this year.

“I’m playing with a lot of confidence and I’m loving playing football at the minute,” Henderson told the Liverpool Echo.

“Things have been going well for Liverpool and to get another call up for England gave me a boost as well. Hopefully I can keep going for the rest of the season.

“It would mean everything to me to go to the World Cup and represent my country.

“First and foremost, I need to do a job for Liverpool. I’ll give my all between now and the end of the season. If I do that then I will have a good chance.”

Five Liverpool players started Wednesday’s game at Wembley, with Raheem Sterling, Daniel Sturridge, who scored the winner, Glen Johnson and captain Steven Gerrard joining Henderson in Roy Hodgson’s side.

And the former Sunderland man believes such recognition is testament to Liverpool’s progress under Rodgers. 

“It shows you how well we have done this season,” Henderson added. “We are all working really well together and linking up brilliantly. We have to try to bring that into the England set-up as much as we can.”

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