Daily Mail journalist Dominic King has confirmed that Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson is “winning his battle” to be fit for the crucial Champions League tie against Atletico Madrid at Anfield tomorrow.
The 29-year-old suffered a grade two hamstring injury in the first leg between the two clubs three weeks ago. Usually, this would leave a player sidelined for at least a month but Henderson has recovered quicker than anticipated.
As with every hamstring strain, though, there is a risk of a recurrence and the club’s medical staff have had to manage his recovery carefully so that he can be in contention to face Atletico.
Henderson has managed two consecutive training sessions on Sunday and Monday without any problems but the next day or so will determine whether he is included in the squad for tomorrow’s game at Anfield.
Fans would love to see their captain back in the starting line up but manager Jurgen Klopp will know it will be a risk to put him straight back into the eleven. With Andy Robertson ready to return to action, the Reds boss may look to switch James Milner from left-back to central midfield. The vice-captain’s presence could mean Henderson will be limited to bench duty instead.