Jurgen Klopp hints at Liverpool injury return for 26-year-old
By Danny Wright
Jurgen Klopp has hinted that Jordan Henderson could return from injury before Liverpool’s season ends.
The 26-year-old has been out of action since February with a foot injury and has missed a total of 11 matches.
However Klopp is remaining positive that Henderson could return to action in the final two games of the campaign when Liverpool face West Ham and Middlesbrough, although the ex-Borussia Dortmund boss admits that the worst case scenario could see him return after the summer.
When asked when Henderson will return to action, Klopp was quoted by the Daily Mail as saying: “It is too early to say [if his season is finished].
“Next season is the latest moment, of course, but anything can happen.
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“We stay positive because he is strong. The moment someone gives him the green light he will be back in a second because of his attitude and character.
“I am not thinking about the start of pre-season but that would be the latest moment he is back.”
Liverpool have only lost two of their matches that Henderson has missed while they went on a run of one win in six games before his injury.
The 32-times England international has made 27 appearances in all competitions for the Merseyside club this season, scoring once and supplying four assists.
His only goal of the campaign was a very important one when he found the net in a 2-1 win at Chelsea back in September.
Liverpool know that wins in their last two fixtures would see them seal a Champions League qualification spot in the top four of the Premier League.
Arsenal’s win against Manchester United at the weekend means that Jose Mourinho’s side can no longer catch up with Klopp’s men just by playing their games in hand.
In other Liverpool news, the board are discussing a move for this 20-year-old Premier League attacker.