Jordan Henderson has urged England manager Roy Hodgson to partner him with Liverpool team-mate Steven Gerrard in midfield at the World Cup this summer.

The duo’s performances at club level in 2013/14 were a major factor in the Reds’ shock title push, and earned both players a role in the Three Lions’ 23-man squad for the tournament.

Gerrard and Henderson former a good partnership in Liverpool’s midfield, with the letter’s ability to hassle and hurry opponents allowing the veteran playmaker the space to dictate the game from a deeper role in front of his own backline.

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Many have called for Hodgson to mirror this set-up in Brazil, and now the former Sunderland ace has revealed that he wants to play alongside the England skipper.

“Since I’ve been at Liverpool Stevie helped me a lot personally – on the field you pick up little things, training with him every week has really been a help to me,” he is quoted by The Express.

“We’ve got to keep that relationship going as long as possible and hopefully bring it to England.

“Me and Stevie have played through the season together and it’s worked really well at times. But when we come with England its different, I think it’s up to the manager to decide whatever team he wants to put out.”

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