Hoddle: England boss Southgate took risk selecting Liverpool captain Henderson

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Former England boss Glenn Hoddle thinks Gareth Southgate has taken a risk by selecting Jordan Henderson for the Euros.

Having suffered a groin injury in February, Henderson played for the first time in four months in the friendly win over Romania last weekend.

And Hoddle is concerned about Henderson's fitness heading into the major tournament.

Speaking at a Betfair event, Hoddle said: "Henderson has been brought into the squad and I think it is a risk.

"But I can see Gareth saying he needs someone with that experience who can settle people off the pitch. What happens off the pitch is not as important but it is massively important.

"For that down time when you're not training, having that experience around is key, and if you haven't got that to lean on and watch it can be tough.

"As a younger player you watch the older players and how they react and deal with it.

"That's why someone like Thomas Muller coming back into the German squad will be invaluable, or Karim Benzema at France. There are always those conundrums."

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