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Jordan Henderson has joined up with the England squad for the Nations League games against Italy and Germany, the PA news agency understands.

The Liverpool captain replaces Manchester City midfielder Kalvin Phillips, who will undergo surgery on a shoulder problem.

Henderson has missed Liverpool’s last three games due to a hamstring injury.

Kalvin Phillips
Kalvin Phillips will miss England’s Nations League games against Italy and Germany (Martin Rickett/PA)

England face Italy in Milan on Friday, before hosting Germany at Wembley next Monday.

The Germany fixture is a final game for Gareth Southgate’s players before England begin their World Cup campaign against Iran in November.