Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has been welcomed with the news that captain Jordan Henderson will return to the squad to face Tottenham on Thursday.
The skipper is back
The 30-year-old has not featured in the team since side’s 0-0 draw against Manchester United in the Premier League and missed out on their FA Cup exit at the hands of the Red Devils the following week, as well as the defeat to Burnley.
But The Telegraph have provided a silver lining to Liverpool’s concerns this season, stating that he has recovered from a muscle strain and in line to feature for the Reds at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Klopp has since confirmed the good news in his pre-match press conference.
It has been another campaign where Henderson has led by example and he was described as “selfless” on BBC’s Match of the Day (via Rousing The Kop) by Jermaine Jenas, due to the way he allows his teammates to excel – in this case they romped to a 7-0 win at Crystal Palace.
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Klopp will be delighted to have his captain back in what is a huge game for them. Liverpool cannot afford to drop any more points and have the best chance of succeeding with Henderson in their midfield.
However, with the Reds having won just once in 2021 so far, they have a lot of work to do and it will be interesting to see if Henderson can help make the difference.
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