Henderson hopes Gerrard partnership will catch Roy's eye

Wednesday, 28, May, 2014
Henderson in England training

Jordan Henderson is hoping his impressive partnership with England captain Steven Gerrard can help him secure a place in the team at the World Cup this summer.

Henderson was outstanding for Liverpool this season forging a successful union with Gerrard at the heart of the midfield as the Reds finished second in the Premier League.

And Roy Hodgson rewarded the 23-year-old with a place in his squad for the Finals in Brazil, which get under way on 12 June.

Henderson has nothing but praise for the way Gerrard has helped him develop as a player this season and hopes they get the chance to play together at the World Cup.

Speaking at St. George's Park, Henderson said: "Since I have been at Liverpool, Steve has helped me a lot personally on the pitch. You pick up little things when you train with him. 

"He has really been a help to me and hopefully I can keep the relationship going for as long as possible for Liverpool and for England.

"I feel like I am improving all the time when I work with the staff and players at England. I have just got to keep working hard and keep doing what I am doing.

"Me and Stevie have played throughout the season together and it has worked well at times."

He added: "We play different tactics with England but that is up to the manager to decide which team he wants to play.

"Obviously after the last [Premier League] game everyone was a bit disappointed and that is natural but we are very proud of what we achieved. The lads with Liverpool coming to England are full of confidence and raring to go for the World Cup."

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