Jordan Henderson is glad to back out on the pitch training with the rest of the Liverpool squad as he begins his pre-season comeback from injury.
Liverpool’s skipper missed a frustrating amount of football last season, taking no part in any of the Reds’ final three months or so of the Premier League campaign.
What started as a ‘bruised foot’ back in late February/early March, had evidently soon evolved into something far more serious and only now is Henderson finally making his return to Melwood’s training pitch.
The Englishman, who hasn’t featured for the Reds since their impressive 2-0 home win over Tottenham Hotspur back in February, is absolutely delighted to be back.
“I’ve probably been waiting longer than everybody else,” Henderson said.
“They have been enjoying the break but I’ve been dying to get back into it because I missed the end of last season. That was disappointing but I’m very positive and dying to get back into the swing of things.
“I’m looking forward to the hard work. I’m just glad to be back on the pitch. Hopefully, I can stay fit.”
Henderson hasn’t been the only one who’s had to work hard to regain fitness over the summer, with Sadio Mané and Danny Ings also stepping up their recovery and rehabilitation following knee injuries.
“There has been a few of us that have had to work hard during the summer to try to get back as quickly as possible. It has been all go during the summer. I’m glad to be back training with the lads on the first day.”
The Liverpool skipper was also excited to see how Liverpool’s loanees of last season managed to get on, with the likes of Jon Flanagan, Ryan Kent and Lazar Markovic all coming to a crunch month for their Liverpool careers.
“It’s good to see a lot of the lads come back from their loan spells or from injury. I’m very excited about what we can achieve as a group.”