England's Henderson, Sterling to miss Iceland game

England Team Shoot Back Row:- Michael Keane, Declan Rice, Harry Maguire, Jordan Pickford, Jordan Henderson and Ross Barkley of England. Front Row:- Danny Rose, Harry Kane, Kieran Trippier, Raheem Sterling and Marcus Rashford of England.

England midfielder Jordan Henderson and winger Raheem Sterling will miss Wednesday's Nations League game against Iceland through injuries, the Football Association (FA) said on Monday.

Henderson was withdrawn at halftime in Sunday's 2-0 defeat away to Belgium due to tightness in his leg, while Manchester City star Sterling missed the game with a calf injury.

"The pair have now returned to their respective clubs for further assessment," the FA said in a statement.

England, third in Group A2 with seven points from five games, cannot qualify for the Nations League Finals.

Liverpool have had a number of regulars in their starting lineup sidelined with injury, losing defenders Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez after both underwent surgeries while Trent Alexander-Arnold withdrew from the England squad with injury.

The defence is threadbare with left-back Andy Robertson also a doubt with a hamstring issue while Liverpool's midfield is without Thiago Alcantara and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain as both players recover from knee injuries.

Meanwhile, forward Mohamed Salah is set to miss Sunday's match against Leicester City as he isolates after testing positive for COVID-19 while on duty for Egypt.

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