Jordan Henderson is set to finally make his return to first-team football against Tranmere Rovers tonight after completing his recovery from a foot injury.
It feels absolutely wonderful to have some football back in my life, especially, knowing that Jordan Henderson will be back along with it.
Liverpool boss Jürgen Klopp has confirmed that the midfielder and Reds captain will make his long-awaited return against Tranmere Rovers from a foot injury sustained back in February.
“Having Hendo back on the training pitch is a nice thing. Everyone who knows him knows how hard (it has been for him). It is hard for everybody if you cannot play, but if you know Hendo you know for him it is much harder than for others,” said the boss to Liverpoolfc.com.
“So far he could do the full and complete programme so that’s good. It was good last season – it was not that when we left to go into the holiday we thought, ‘Oh thank god we don’t see them for a few weeks’. It was more that we knew we needed a rest, but we were all looking forward to coming back and seeing each other again, so that’s how it feels now.
“It will 100 per cent be a great moment to see him back on the pitch. It was a long time unfortunately, but now we have more or less both feet behind us so that’s good; now we can make the right steps in the right direction to stay in the picture. That’s good and I am really looking forward to it.”
Henderson’s will to return from his injury issues is so great that the German doesn’t seem to think it possible that anything at all could stop the Reds skipper from donning the armband when the Reds take the field for the 7.45pm kick off tonight.
When asked to confirm whether Henderson will feature against Tranmere, Klopp responded:
“Yes… nobody has told me anything else! I think he always played when he was fit. So unless the medical department comes to me and tells me to rest him a little bit but they first would have to explain this to Hendo and if they pass him and he accepts this, they will come to me!
“I think nothing could avoid this – he is looking forward to it, I am looking forward to it and I expect him in the lineup.”
I am looking forward to seeing the skipper back too Jürgen!
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