Henderson: Barkley apologized for awful tackle

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England teammate Ross Barkley nearly ended Jordan Henderson‘s season on Monday with a vicious Merseyside Derby tackle.

Barkley slid into Henderson ankle studs-up in the second half of Everton’s 1-0 loss to Liverpool at Goodison Park.

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The Liverpool captain admitted that his Everton counterpart sought him out after the game to apologize for the nasty incident.

“It was pretty late but I know Ross well. He’s a good lad. I’m good friends with him. After the game he apologized. Thankfully I’m alright. You’re gonna get those in derby games.”

“(The game) was a bit hectic, a bit wild at times. I felt we dealt with it well, and we grew into the game.”

Barkley and Henderson are incredibly lucky the boot didn’t do more damage. The former may see supplementary discipline for it despite the simple yellow card given by Mike Dean.

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