Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp provides Jordan Henderson injury update

Trent Alexander-Arnold and Jordan Henderson captain of Liverpool during a training session at Melwood Training Ground on September 16, 2020 in Liverpool, England.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has delivered a promising injury update on Reds captain Jordan Henderson ahead of this weekend’s game against Aston Villa.

Henderson has been sidelined since picking up a muscle injury during the first half of the 2-0 at Chelsea on September 20.

The England international was back in training on Friday though as Liverpool gear up to face Villa on Sunday.

And Klopp revealed that Henderson appeared to be injury free, meaning he could well be up for selection this weekend.

“Hendo will be part of parts of the training today,” said Klopp. “He will start with warming up, maybe some passing, maybe some rondos, we will see as a first step.

“He has absolutely no muscle issues. It is all fine, he is not injured anymore, so now we have to make sure he can make the next step. What that means for the weekend, I don’t know.”

Henderson has been included in the England squad to face Wales, Belgium and Denmark at Wembley during the international break.

But Klopp says that the Reds skipper is unlikely to feature too much for the Three Lions.

The German added: “I was in close contact with Gareth Southgate and it is clear he will use the time with the national team for getting match fit because Hendo had four or five days of normal pre-season before he played the first game for us because of the situation we were in. Then played against Chelsea and got this little injury, which was really not serious.

“He is now working on his physical things for a few days already, but now more football specific, which is important with us and then with the national team. He will have minutes for England, I think, which is then a proper win/win situation and I am really happy about that.”

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