Tensions around Anfield are high as Liverpool prepare to host Atletico Madrid in the second leg of their Champions League Round of 16 clash. A lot of fans are nervy as they speculate over the starting eleven, but the Reds have been given a crucial injury update on their skipper.
Jordan Henderson has been out of action since February due to a hamstring injury picked up in the reverse Atletico Madrid fixture in Spain (via Bleacher Report). However, Liverpool fans may have been thrown a lifeline as the latest fitness update has announced that the captain has returned to Melwood to train ahead of Wednesday (via Evening Standard).
If Henderson can be match-fit in time for the Atletico match, a huge weight will be off the shoulders of supporters. Many fans have slammed Fabinho’s recent performances in midfield and the return of the skipper will definitely be a welcome one as they search for a way into the next round.
Fans are elated with the news, with many hoping he will start the game. One fan has said he ‘must start’, while another thinks he is ‘very much needed’.
Hendo Minamino Fabinho pic.twitter.com/DHUhpt9RSQ
— Max Jovi A.M. (@maxjoviam) March 9, 2020
— MarkFerg (@MarkFerg_) March 9, 2020
🚨 Jordan Henderson resumed training on Sunday and could be in line for a return against Atlético Madrid 😍
Mood 👇 pic.twitter.com/UlwYMm4BwR
— Steven Gerrard (@Gerrard8FanPage) March 9, 2020
Naby and hendo must start
— ً (@lfcjamie11) March 8, 2020
I’d be tempted to start him. Even if he’s 80 percent ready, I feel he gives the whole team a life when he plays.
— Craig Grainger (@CraigJCG) March 9, 2020
Dear Hendo, please be fit enough to face Atletico in midweek. #YNWA
— Voke Dalglish (@EkuChief) March 9, 2020
Henderson very much needed!
— Michael Garrood (@MichaelGarrood) March 9, 2020
Liverpool fans, do you think Jordan Henderson should start on Wednesday? Let us know your predicted line-up!
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