Liverpool handed massive boost ahead of Europa League final

Liverpool have been handed a massive boost ahead of Wednesday’s Europa League final, with The Guardian stating that captain and midfield talisman Jordan Henderson could well be fit enough to feature against Sevilla.

The Reds are looking to end Jurgen Klopp’s first campaign at Anfield with silverware and importantly victory at St Jakob Park would ensure the Reds played Champions League football next term.

Henderson is an important player for the Merseysiders but has been on the sidelines for a prolonged period through injury.

The former Sunderland star’s place at Euro 2016 was reportedly under threat due to the knee ligament ailment, but a quick rehabilitation has given the all-action midfielder a chance of featuring in France.

With Emre Can also shaking off an injury in time to seemingly feature against Sevilla, Liverpool will be close to full strength when they take on the Spaniards in Switzerland.

Henderson has returned to training this week and admits that featuring in the final is his objective.

“There were doubts [of missing the final]. We knew it would be close but in the last week or two I’ve progressed really well,” The Guardian quote the England international as saying.

“I’m feeling stronger all the time. I’m looking good so far but there are still a few days to go. Hopefully I will be even stronger by the time the final comes round.

“Every player wants to play in a European cup final. I’m no different. I’m desperate to be involved but at the same time I need to make sure I’m ready.

“I know you’ve got big tournaments around the corner but my focus is solely on the cup final and, if I can get ready for that, it will be massive for me. We will have to wait and see.”