Jurgen Klopp’s pretty adamant that if you want to leave Liverpool, you can – no matter who you are – including the skipper Jordan Henderson.
The boss was asked specifically about suggestions Henderson could sign for Tottenham in the summer, but while claiming he’d not heard anything about it – he was firm on stating that if Henderson, or anyone else wants to leave – he wouldn’t stand in their way
“Someone told me that there was a rumour about Jordan Henderson with Tottenham and I said, not about Jordan Henderson. If a player comes to me and says ‘I will leave’ then we have to think about it,” he told the Echo.
“But it’s in general like this and nothing has changed.
“We cannot hold the rumour alive only by asking the same things and giving the same answer.
“Nothing had happened until then, no-one had spoken to me. Jordan Henderson is a very important player for us but if he, or somebody else, (says he wants to leave) then we have to start thinking about it. That’s completely normal.
“We cannot say ‘stop, you stay here’. We could say it but it makes no sense for both sides. This is the same for all players.
“If there’s interest from the player, from a club then we will always think about it and talk about it but only then and not before.”
If you were Henderson, you’d probably prefer you’re manager to flatly declare you ‘not for sale’, but the fact Klopp declares him ‘a very important player’ will soothe the relatively cold words.
Henderson’s form has not been exceptional this term but he’s not fully recovered from his muscle injury and is permanently fighting Plantar Fasciitis, which means he’s always battling pain.
The 25-year-old earned the captaincy though, and he deserves our support to recapture the form which saw him originally awarded it.
He’ll likely play against Spurs today, and hopefully will prove why we shouldn’t even consider selling him to our rivals.