Gareth Southgate will make a last-minute decision over whether to include Jordan Henderson in the England squad for the European Championships in June.
The Liverpool skipper underwent surgery after picking up a groin injury in February and Jurgen Klopp is hopeful he will return to action before the end of the season. However, Henderson missing the Euros may be a blessing for many Liverpool fans.
“In terms of promises, we can only say that Hendo himself is very optimistic about how the operation went and the prognosis that the specialist has given him as to what is possible,” said Southgate.
“We are conscious that with any injury of that nature, there is a guide and a time defined – but that anything can happen along the way.
“We know it’s going to be close to the end of the season and we will just have to see how it goes.
“He will give himself every chance of being available. And, of course, we also know he is likely to be a bit short of match minutes in high-level games.
“There are a lot of things to take into consideration but, at the moment, that is a decision that is a few weeks away.”