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Report: 31-year-old Liverpool player was very impressive in behind closed door friendly with Aston Villa

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Jordan Henderson was in excellent form in a behind closed doors friendly for Liverpool yesterday, the Athletic report.

Return close?

Henderson is set to pen a new contract at Liverpool, but he is working his way back to full fitness right now.

Jurgen Klopp opted not to use his captain against Norwich City, and instead started him in a secret friendly with Aston Villa.

Thiago also featured for Liverpool in the contest, but it Henderson who stood out, according to the report.

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Taking a starting place

Liverpool ultimately didn’t need Henderson against Norwich City, as they won 3-0 without him.

But his return to Liverpool’s midfield will be great news for Klopp’s side.

Henderson’s influence and experience is vital in this Liverpool side.

And when he is back to full fitness he will surely walk back into the Reds’ starting line-up, regardless of how results go up until that point.

Liverpool’s next game comes on Saturday against Burnley and it will be interesting to see if Henderson is included in Klopp’s squad.

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