Jurgen Klopp is unhappy with the decision made by England manager Gareth Southgate to start Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson in the national side’s last World Cup Qualifier in Lithuania, Paul Joyce of The Times reports.

Southgate made seven changes to the English side who were already guaranteed their place in Russia next year after a 1-0 victory over Slovenia last week, but the Reds boss Klopp believed Henderson shouldn’t have featured.

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Klopp was talking ahead of Liverpool’s lunchtime game against old rivals Manchester United at Anfield on Saturday and the German would rather have had captain Henderson left out of the national side in order to avoid injury on the Lithuania’s all-weather pitch, a game which Henderson played the whole 90 minutes, in which he was lucky enough to come away unscathed.

Henderson is expected to lead the side out tomorrow and spearhead the midfield, with Klopp looking to give Jose Mourinho his first taste of defeat this season.