Jordan Henderson, Liverpool’s club captain, has missed almost the entire season with injury, and hasn’t actually featured since August.
But thankfully, Jurgen Klopp will soon be able to call upon the 25-year-old midfield general, says the player – who picked up a metatarsal fracture in our early win over Bournemouth.
“I’m getting there,” Henderson told Sky Sports, cited by the official website.
“This is one of the longest periods of time I’ve been out for and that has been tough for me. Hopefully I’m not too far away now.”
Henderson obviously had to watch the weekend’s victory over Manchester City from the sidelines, but he was quick to praise his team-mates involved in the 4-1 hammering.
“That shows how well we can play and we just need the consistency and to keep playing with the freedom that we did on Saturday,” the skipper continued.
“The manager has made a big impact and he’s been fantastic for Liverpool and for the Premier League. Hopefully we can keep learning from him and improving.”
It’ll be interesting to see whether Klopp brings Henderson straight back into his strongest lineup, especially after the performance of the midfielders at the Etihad.
Lucas is a seemingly automatic choice as anchorman, while James Milner and Emre Can will feel hard done by to lose out considering their development in Klopp’s 4-3-3 formation. Henderson’s attributes fit the German’s style perfectly however, and it might be that Can and Milner are now playing to stay in the side upon Henderson’s return to full fitness.