Liverpool have been struggling with numerous injury issues in the squad which has led to a poor start in the Premier League, but now a reliable source has given a promising injury update that will be a huge boost for Jurgen Klopp.
According to The Times’ Northern football correspondent Paul Joyce, Jordan Henderson has recovered from his hamstring injury faster than first anticipated and will join the England squad for the upcoming international fixtures.
“Jordan Henderson has been called into Gareth Southgate’s England’s squad for the games against Italy and Germany after recovering from a hamstring injury ahead of schedule.”
There is no doubt that Klopp will be delighted to have the Liverpool captain back in contention to start for Liverpool when they return to action next month, following the disappointing and disjointed form the side has displayed over the season so far.
Liverpool are currently 8th in the Premier League table with just nine points on the board, which is currently nine points shy of Arsenal who currently occupy the top spot, and the German coach will be desperate for a positive response from his team when they get back to league football against Brighton on the 1st of October.
The return of Henderson will be warmly welcomed as the team seemingly lacks leadership in the heart of the pitch with a string of lacklustre performances, and it will be no surprise if the skipper is selected for the first game back as Klopp is a huge admirer of the midfielder.
The Reds boss hailed Henderson as “unbelievably important” to the team in an interview a few years back, saying:
“If anybody who is with us still doesn’t see the quality of Jordan Henderson, then I cannot help them. Is Hendo the perfect football player? No. Do I know anybody who is? No. Is he unbelievably important to us? Yes.”
The 32-year-old captain has tallied up 455 appearances for the club and has made 267 of those under Klopp alone during his 11 years with the Merseysiders, proving that he is clearly one of the most trusted players in the team as one of the only mainstays since the manager took over seven years ago.
With that being said, now that Liverpool are starting to get their players back from their respective injury troubles, there is no excuse for the Reds not to go out all guns blazing when the Premier League returns in a few weeks’ time.