Liverpool skipper Jordan Henderson no longer has to manage his troublesome, injury-prone foot and believes he is finally injury free.
Some fantastic news from the skipper today who has revealed his belief that he is finally completely injury free after a nightmarish previous two seasons dogged by injury after injury to his feet.
Speaking after training in Hong Kong, Henderson, whose most recent injury kept him out of the final four months of last season, insisted he is pain free and ready to prove himself once again.
“I feel stronger every training session, every game, so hopefully I can keep progressing, keep working hard and then come first game of the season, hopefully I’m right back to full fitness,” Henderson reportedly said.
“I haven’t had to manage it. I’ve trained every day since I’ve been back, totally fine. Obviously, I’ve been tired at times but that’s pre-season. Everybody is I’m sure.”
“I’m really enjoying just being back. I couldn’t be happier to just be training here, working really hard and, obviously, just playing games. Hopefully I can just be injury-free and we have a successful season as a team.”
Henderson was in fine form against Crystal Palace on Wednesday, with his incredible range of passing in particular catching the eye but the skipper is adamant this is only the beginning.
“It’s tough conditions but you feel good afterwards because you’ve worked hard and I’m sure we’ll be better off for it,” he explained.
“I know that I can do a lot better. I know I can improve on a lot more things. For me, it’s just about working as hard as I possibly can and then doing the best I can for the team and what the manager needs us to do.
“I’ve had good moments in the games so far, but not so good moments too.”
Henderson is set to lead the Reds out against Leicester when they clash in the PL Asia Trophy final on Saturday evening in Hong Kong.