Jurgen Klopp offers insight into plans for Jordan Henderson ahead of latest Liverpool friendly games
Henderson missing from pre-season
England would make it to the final of Euro 2020, of course losing out to Italy in the end.
But this meant that most players involved in the England squad have not yet or are only just returning to training with their clubs due to them being granted extra holiday leave.
One of these players is Jordan Henderson. The midfielder only just recovered from an injury before the tournament but would still play five times for England at Euro 2020, including for 46 minutes in the final.
This led to Henderson, so far, missing all of Liverpool’s pre-season games, including their clashes with Bologna earlier this week.
Klopp on Jordan Henderson
Now though, Jurgen Klopp has provided some insight into when we will see Henderson back for Liverpool.
Firstly, speaking after Liverpool’s friendly meetings on Thursday, Klopp confirmed that Henderson was back training in Liverpool that day.
He then went on to state that the skipper is likely to play some part in one of Liverpool’s two upcoming friendly meetings.
The Reds face Athletic Bilbao on Sunday and then Osasuna on Monday, with Klopp leaning towards using Henderson for the second outing vs Osasuna on August 9th:
“Hendo trained today in Liverpool. We have a meeting on Saturday, it’s all fine and we will see if he plays a few minutes or not.
“I didn’t think about it yet and probably more likely in the second game, but if anybody is worried they choose the wrong game, I couldn’t say which is Team A and which is Team B, to be honest.
“Today it was the same, we have only good players here and that’s good. Both line-ups will go for everything, so all fine.”
Quotes via Liverpool’s official website.