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ESPN – Injuries increase club vs. country tensions

Daniel Sturridge and Jordan Henderson have both sustained injuries while on international duty with England. First Daniel Sturridge picked up an injury while on England duty, now Jordan Henderson has a problem, too. Is this coincidence or indicative of a major problem brewing between Liverpool and England? Henderson, a pivotal player for his club, has an ankle problem but has not been sent home and is eligible to represent his country in their Euro 2016 qualifier against Switzerland. Is he safe enough in Roy Hodgson's hands? If he returns home to miss domestic matches then the ill feeling will fester longer. -…

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ESPN – Jordan Henderson should be Liverpool’s new vice-captain

ESPN FC's Craig Burley gives his opinion on Liverpool's transfer market summer signings. Daniel Agger's departure may not have affected Brendan Rodgers' first-team plans too much this season, but it has left Liverpool without a vice-captain and no clear eventual successor to current skipper Steven Gerrard. The Reds' boss said after the 3-0 win at White Hart Lane that he hadn't given any thought to the situation but would use the international break to assess his options before making a decision. The truth is there really aren't too many candidates — not ones who tick all the required…

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