Jordan Henderson reveals texts Jurgen Klopp has sent him during the World Cup

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp will keep a close eye on the World Cup semi-final between England and Croatia.

The Reds could have two of their players representing each nation, depending on the health of Jordan Henderson.

If fit – Henderson is battling a tight hamstring – he will come up against club teammate Dejan Lovren.

Thankfully for Klopp, he will be able to watch the match.

Liverpool were scheduled to face Tranmere in a pre-season friendly on Wednesday evening but the meeting has been brought forward 24 hours to avoid clashing with the semi-final.

That’s a welcome relief to Klopp, the players and all of the fans who plan to attend the match.

The Liverpool boss has shown a vested interest in the tournament, even texting Henderson after England’s matches.

KLOPP’S TEXTS TO HENDERSON
The midfielder revealed that Klopp is “buzzing” that England are performing so well.

When asked if he had spoken to his club boss, Henderson said: “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.”

It must delight Klopp to see Henderson in the semi-final of the World Cup.

Liverpool’s season ended in disappointment, a 3-1 defeat to Real Madrid in the Champions League final denying them a first trophy under Klopp.

But Henderson has responded by starring in England’s remarkable run.

Rio Ferdinand heaped praise on the 28-year-old after the 2-0 win over Sweden, insisting Henderson’s “stock has gone up”.

The low moment was a missed penalty in the shootout against Colombia.

That nearly saw Henderson enter scapegoat territory but Jordan Pickford and Eric Dier stepped up to seal England’s progression.

Gareth Southgate is confident Henderson will be fit to face Colombia.

He limped off during the victory over Sweden and required strapping to his hamstring.

But Henderson took part in a warm-down session on Sunday and staff are hopeful that he will be ready, according to the Mirror.

It’s been an incredibly long season for Henderson but he won’t want to pack it in now.