Sterling, Henderson ruled out of England’s Nations League clash against Iceland


Raheem Sterling and Jordan Henderson have been ruled out of England’s UEFA Nations League clash with Iceland on Wednesday because of injury.

Liverpool captain Henderson picked up a knock in Sunday’s defeat against Belgium while Manchester City forward Sterling is withdrawing with a calf complaint.

The pair have returned to their respective clubs for further assessment.

England boss Gareth Southgate will continue his preparations for the Wembley encounter, live on Sky Sports, with a 22-man squad.

Henderson was withdrawn at half-time against Belgium due to tightness in his leg, casting doubt on his availability for injury-hit Liverpool this weekend.

Liverpool face Leicester at Anfield on Sunday, live on Sky Sports.

“Jordan had a bit of tightness at half-time and felt he couldn’t carry on,” said Southgate.

Manchester City travel to Tottenham on Saturday and could be without Sterling, who suffered a “small” injury ahead of the Belgium game.

Speaking before kick-off, Southgate said: “Raheem felt something a couple of days ago and didn’t train on Friday as a precaution.

“He started training on Saturday and wasn’t really happy with it. We have discussed it and it isn’t one to take a chance on.”