Ex-England star tells Jordan Henderson he has ‘jeopardised’ his international career-ZoomTech News

Joe Cole believes Jordan Henderson has put his England profession in danger by choosing a transfer to the Saudi Professional League this summer season.

Henderson joined Steven Gerrard’s Al Ettifaq from Liverpool, in a change which has provoked widespread condemnation given the midfielder’s earlier allyship with the LGBTQ+ group.

The 33-year-old saved his place in Gareth Southgate’s newest England squad, enjoying the total 90 minutes because the Three Lions drew 1-1 with Ukraine in Euro 2024 qualifying on Saturday – however he appeared off the tempo in comparison with his teammates, all of whom ply their commerce in both the Premier League, La Liga or the Bundesliga.

Henderson gained his 78th England cap in opposition to Ukraine (Picture credit score: Getty Photographs)

And, talking as a pundit on Channel 4, Cole expressed doubts about Henderson’s inclusion going ahead. The previous Chelsea, Liverpool and West Ham man stated: “Once you’re competing with the gamers Henderson is competing with – [Declan] Rice, [Jude] Bellingham, [James] Ward-Prowse, [Kalvin] Phillips – they’re all enjoying within the Champions League [and Europa League].

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