Jordan Henderson could be fit for England against Switzerland - report

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The Liverpool midfielder picked up an ankle injury whilst training with the national side, and was thought to be a doubt this evening.

Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson is winning his battle to be fit for England's Euro 2016 qualifier against Switzerland in Basel this evening according to the Daily Mirror.

It was feared that Henderson would miss out on the starting line-up for tonight's opener after he went over on his ankle in training, but the Mirror reports he has responded well to intensive treatment.

The news that he could be fit for tonight's game could also be good news for Liverpool. Having already lost one player to injury during England's international exploits in the form of Daniel Sturridge - the news that Henderson is able to play could mean the injury isn't too serious, and that he may be able to line up for Liverpool against Aston Villa on Saturday evening.

However, if you are a Liverpool fan then you are perhaps wishing that Roy Hodgson doesn't take an unnecessary risk with the 24-year-old, and leaves him out of the starting XI given how vital a player he has become for the Reds over the past 12-18 months - and the fact the fixture list starts to get that more congested with participation in both the Champions League and the League Cup this month makes Henderson's fitness all the more vital.

It will be interesting to see if Hodgson opts to start the Liverpool midfielder, or use him from the bench - but Liverpool fans will be hoping that following England's game tonight, then he will be fit enough to take to the field for the Reds on Saturday.

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