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Henderson “Devastated” After England Falls to Late Draw

The Liverpool captain managed an assist in the friendly, but couldn’t stop England from conceding a last-minute equalizer against Spain.

England Training Session Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images

England gonna England, and Tuesday’s friendly against Spain was no different. The Three Lions found themselves giving up a two goal lead late in the match to come out with a draw at Wembley.

Liverpool players Jordan Henderson and Adam Lallana performed well, with Lallana slotting home a penalty for England’s first goal, and Henderson sent in a lovely cross to Vardy for their second. Things didn’t end well for Lallana, who limped off the pitch with an injury after only 28 minutes.

Liverpool fans will have noticed some familiar faces on the Spanish side, including Pepe Reina, who conceded the penalty for England’s first, and Iago Aspas, who began the Spanish comeback in the 87th minute.

Regarding the disappointing result, Henderson claims that the team is “devastated.”

“We’ll be devastated,” he said. “We put a lot of work into it, worked hard throughout the game, so to concede two goals late on is very disappointing - but we gave everything.

“We’ll look back at the game, look at the good things and bad things - we’re disappointed so it’s hard to reflect. We gave everything against a world class team and world class players, we matched them in terms of effort and workrate, our counter attack looked very dangerous.

“But overall, we’re disappointed and should have won.”

Henderson, Lallana, and their fellow countryman Nathaniel Clyne only have a few hours travel back up to Liverpool from London to prepare for Liverpool’s game against Southampton on Saturday.