Not long after that, my mum made the decision to leave me and my sister in Jamaica and go to England so she could get her degree and give us a better life.
A photograph of Southgate's training notes on Thursday led supporters to believe that Raheem Sterling will be dropped in favour of Ruben Loftus-Cheek while Marcus Rashford will come into the side, having started on the bench for the dramatic 2-1 victory over Tunisia.
Considered as one of the best English talents, Sterling - when 11 - was a subject of an interest from Arsenal and the club even invited him to join the club's academy programme.
"You know ... it's sad that I even have to say this, but I'm going to say it anyway".
England made the ideal start to their World Cup campaign on Monday with a promising 2-1 win over Tunisia.
He also slammed some of his treatment in the media, criticising a perception that he "loves bling, diamonds and showing off".
"She sat me down one day, and she said, 'Look, I love you". I really don't understand where that comes from.
"If people want to write about my mum's bathroom in her house, all I have to tell you is that 15 years ago, we were cleaning toilets in Stonebridge and getting breakfast out of the vending machine".
In a passionate defence of former Liverpool team-mate Sterling and his performance against Tunisia, the Reds" captain declared: "I don't think there should be any "noise' around his performance the other night".
Henderson added: "He was phenomenal for City last season, scoring more than 20 goals".
Sterling, who has a son Thiago Romeo with his fiancee Paige, says that after those hard days both he and his mum can be proud of where they are now. If anybody deserves to be happy, it's my mum.
'So of course our media has to decide if they want to help the team or not'.
England football manager Gareth Southgate, who is in Russian Federation with his side at the World Cup, has dislocated his right shoulder while running.