A number of Liverpool fans have taken to Twitter to rejoice in the news that captain Jordan Henderson has resumed full training and could take part in Wednesday’s Champions League last-16 second leg at Anfield.
The Reds midfielder has been out of action since suffering a hamstring injury in the first leg against Atletico Madrid, a game which the La Liga side won 1-0.
Henderson’s absence has been felt as Liverpool went on to lose two more games after the Atleti defeat, a shock 3-0 loss at Watford and a 2-0 defeat at Chelsea.
Without Henderson in their ranks, the Reds midfield hasn’t quite been as cohesive, while the whole team has suffered without the 29-year-old’s passing skills, vision and vocal leadership skills.
However, Jurgen Klopp confirmed to the Liverpool media team on Tuesday that his skipper is now “ready”, having come through training sessions unscathed on Sunday and Monday, as the Reds bid to reach the quarter-finals of the competition.
However, Klopp remained coy about the prospect of actually starting Henderson, saying: “Hendo is ready but if we do that, I don’t know… or maybe I know and I don’t say.”
As a result, plenty of Liverpool fans took to social media to give their thoughts:
Don’t say could,just say he will play,he is badly needed
— BlaqSoul?? (@BonafideLFC) March 10, 2020
— Vik ? (@LFCVik2) March 10, 2020
— Hollie.✨ (@hollie_lfc) March 10, 2020
— Debbieann (@ThomasDebbieann) March 10, 2020
Better than Scholes & Keane ever was!!!!
— LMC (@1CrimsonRoad) March 10, 2020
He has to play
— Jonatan?? (@jonataggen19) March 10, 2020
— Mohamed Jamal (@Mohamed97098377) March 10, 2020
Bring the captain, he has the fire and fighting spirit
— Sunsh #BBNaija? (@Sunnyokorie9) March 10, 2020
Start him please
— ••Omotola••™ (@Kayserver) March 10, 2020
In other fitness news, Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker remains out with a hip problem that will also keep him on the sidelines for the upcoming Merseyside derby against Everton.