Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson says he has been asking Mohamed Salah for tips on how to recover better between games.
Henderson was speaking via Liverpool FC on YouTube during his pre-Champions League final press conference. Asked about the amount of games he’s played this season, the captain said that Salah’s been helping him.
“My numbers speak for themselves this season, I’ve played a lot of games, I’ve felt really good,” said Henderson. “Mo has given me a few tips on recovery which I’ve learnt from and it’s helped me a lot.
“This season for me personally has been really positive, it’s probably the most I’ve ever played games-wise. That’s pretty special for me, especially when you get into your thirties and people start asking if you’re getting too old all the time!”
Liverpool’s 3-1 win over Wolves on Sunday was Henderson’s 56th of a mammoth campaign. After being left out of the England squad for the Nations League games in June, there’s just one more to go before he can put his feet up for the summer.
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Salah setting the standard
Henderson’s admission that he has turned to Salah for help really highlights just how fit Liverpool’s Egyptian King is.
Mo hasn’t played quite the same amount of games as his captain for The Reds this season. Having played 50 though, he isn’t far behind.
More impressively, Salah played four 120 minute games in a row in the middle of the season for Egypt. That of course ended in heartbreak for Mo and his country.
For him to return to Liverpool and barely skip a beat afterwards is nothing short of remarkable. Yes, his form has dipped quite considerably over the second half of the season, but he has continued to play week-in-week-out.
It may not have always happened for him in-front of goal, but that hasn’t been for a lack of trying.
As we head into the biggest game of the season, Salah has made no secret of desire for revenge against Real Madrid.
Even if his legs are feeling as heavy as lead, you can be sure that he’ll be ready to run himself ragged for 90 or 120 minutes yet again.