Klopp remains hopeful of Henderson return

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  • Post published:March 13, 2017

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has confirmed captain Jordan Henderson is expected to return after the international break and following his injury.

The 26-year-old midfielder has recently missed the Reds’ last three matches, including their 2-1 victory over Burnley on Sunday, due to a foot injury.

The German manager also confirmed that Henderson will not be made available for selection for their trip to the Etihad Stadium when they take on Manchester City as he continues his rehabilitation.

The Reds are currently placed fourth in the Premier League standings with 55 points and have won a total of 16 out of 28 matches played so far this season.

Klopp says he remains hopeful that Henderson will recover from his injury in the next two weeks ahead of England’s upcoming fixtures against Germany and Lithuania.

‘No chance. The [international] break, these two weeks, hopefully – it’s what we hope – can bring him back, but there’s no game possible in this time,’ Klopp told the Liverpool website.

‘That’s how it is. He cannot train, he for sure cannot play against City and it makes sense that he is doing the rehab.

‘Hopefully, he can run in the second week of the international break and then we have to see.’

Henderson has managed to score one goal and assisted a further four from 27 appearances in all competitions so far this season.

Liverpool will now travel to the Etihad Stadium when they take on Manchester City in the Premier League on Sunday.

Kick-off has been set for 18:30.