What better game for Liverpool’s captain to make his comeback from injury in than the Merseyside derby?
The clash with Everton at Anfield following the upcoming international break has been identified as the fixture Jordan Henderson is expected to return for.
A heel injury has seen him miss Liverpool’s last three games and means he will also miss Sunday’s clash with Manchester City.
Speaking ahead of the trip to the Etihad stadium, Jurgen Klopp responded to questions regarding Henderson’s availability for the derby. “In this moment, yes,” he told Liverpoolfc.com.
“We took a little time to find [the cause], a lot of specialists were looking for it. Then he was fit again and then he got a knee in his back when we trained set-pieces.”
“That happens too, but it was very painful, these things happen.”
“There are different reasons for it, for all of us, it’s a long season and especially players who play for their national teams. No breaks, it’s always: go, go, go. That makes it more likely that you pick [up] a few injuries.”
Henderson’s current heel issue is something he has had to contest with for a while now with it emerging as a problem that seems to come back time and time again.
Liverpool look set to head into this weekend’s match without other important members of the squad with Divock Origi also a doubt to play and with Daniel Sturridge also having already been ruled out again.
There is no point in the skipper rushing back though if there is any danger of it damaging his body even more. Having said that, we of course wish him a speedy recovery and look forward to seeing him back for the derby.