Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson has revealed that he doesn’t believe it will be too long before he is back on the pitch.
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Speaking to Sky Sports, the 25-year-old conceded that he has been left frustrated with how long it has taken for him to return to full fitness from a broken foot, as he hasn’t featured for the Reds since their win over Bournemouth in August.
That in turn has meant that he has yet to play under Jurgen Klopp since the German tactician replaced Brendan Rodgers last month, and naturally he is excited at playing a part in his plans to get Liverpool back towards the top of the table.
Their 4-1 win over Manchester City has unsurprisingly lifted spirits within the squad, and with Klopp seemingly still working towards getting the best out of his players using his philosophy and playing style, there seems to be a great deal of room for improvement.
Given their pressing and energetic displays, it seems as though Henderson could be a perfect fit in the side considering that is his natural style of play regardless of the system, and he will be undoubtedly be asked to contribute to the high pressing and quick movements forward.
“I’m getting there,” he told Sky Sports. “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.”
It remains to be seen whether or not Liverpool can now find some consistency and continue to pose such a threat in the final third, as they haven’t always been able to execute their game-plan as well as they did on Saturday evening in Manchester.
Following on from a disappointing home loss to Crystal Palace prior to the international break, Klopp will be aware that they still need to mature and he will potentially have Henderson at his disposal to help with that process in the coming weeks.