Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson should be in contention to face Brighton at the Amex this afternoon after returning to full training.
The 30-year-old missed the games against Leicester and Atalanta due to a hamstring problem he picked up on international duty with England but he is now ready to make his comeback.
Henderson’s leadership is seen as a key component of the Reds’ success in recent years and fans on Twitter are delighted to see him return to the squad:
Great to see him back in training. We need him
— 𝕵𝖎𝖒𝖒𝕪 (@PrimeHendo) November 26, 2020
— Julielfc14 (@Julielfc9) November 26, 2020
Can’t be a coincidence he didn’t play against Villa or last night. Our 2 worst performances of the season so far. His importance to our rhythm can’t be overstated. Our captain.
— Richard Spencer (@RichardJSp13) November 26, 2020
Our beloved skipper..sending him some love. ❤❤❤
— Ed (@edwyna_may) November 26, 2020
— Nao (@purple991166) November 27, 2020
Finally some leadership🤩
— OLJ_LFC (@OljLfc) November 26, 2020
Liverpool aren’t the same when his not on the pitch
— The Black Country Tipster (@country_tipster) November 27, 2020
Is He fit??? Stop posting him if he is not… 😔
— Moz’Aak (@AkinbolaMoses2) November 26, 2020
Considering the lack of fit midfielders, Henderson’s return is very timely indeed. With Fabinho being used in the centre of defence, it means the captain will likely play in a holding midfield role, allowing the likes Georginio Wijnaldum and Curtis Jones to play further forward.
His ability to command his troops is something which will also be needed, especially after the very disappointing defeat in the Champions League during the week.