Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson should be back in training today ahead of the Reds’ vital Champions League clash against Atletico Madrid on Wednesday night.
The Athletic journalist James Pearce relayed the news on his Twitter account yesterday and fans on Twitter were delighted to hear the update:
god i’ve never been happier to see a tweet
— chloe❤️✨ (@chloooeee28) 7 March 2020
— ⭐️⭐️⭐️ David Clarke ⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@david_clarke91) 7 March 2020
— Golrokh B (@Golrokh23) 7 March 2020
— CS (@stonelfc_) 7 March 2020
Thank God for that !! 🤣
— Karen Morrow (@karenm987) 7 March 2020
Best news ever!!
— Tim Treacy (@TimTreacy) 7 March 2020
— Josh (@DyingChip) 7 March 2020
— Rory James O’Neill (@RoryONeill1990) 7 March 2020
— zamiayan@122 (@AabidahSi) 7 March 2020
You love to hear it.
Love you good news Pearce. ❤️
— TeamHendo ⚽️ (@TeamHendo14) 7 March 2020
— Lynn (@Lynnstokes66) 7 March 2020
Manager Jurgen Klopp added more detail about Henderson’s return following Liverpool’s 2-1 win against Bournemouth yesterday, stating he will make a late decision on whether to select the club captain against Atletico:
“Hendo was out, I don’t know exactly in this moment, but I think he will train tomorrow. If that looks good, I have to make a decision. For sure [it will be good to have him back] and some others as well.”
Henderson has missed three weeks of action since injuring his hamstring in the first leg against Atletico and it will be a tough call on whether to take a risk on the player.
Especially with hamstring injuries, there is always a risk of a recurrence but with it being such an important game, Klopp may opt to take the gamble. With Andy Robertson also having sat out the victory versus the Cherries, there a number of question marks about selection for the Champions League knockout tie.