Jordan Henderson is more than likely to be in the matchday squad later this evening when Liverpool take on Atletico Madrid in the Champions League.
The Daily Mail report that the Merseyside captain is winning the battle to return to fitness for the Reds’ massive European fixture against Diego Simeone’s side, with the report stating that should there be no further hiccups that Henderson is ‘almost certainly’ set to play a part on Liverpool’s massive clash against the La Liga giants.
Henderson was substituted off in the first-leg after the England international sustained a hamstring injury in the second half against Atletico, and the former Sunderland midfielder’s absence has been heavily felt in the Liverpool squad, with the Reds losing their first Premier League game of the season against Watford as well as crashing out of the FA Cup to the hands of Chelsea.
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The 29-year-old’s return will be a huge boost for Liverpool tonight, who need to stage a comeback if they are to book a place in the Champions League quarter-finals for the third year in a row, with Atletico currently winning the tie 1-0 after a valiant performance against the reigning European champions in Madrid.
Henderson’s impact and influence in the Liverpool XI in recent week has been a worrying problem for the squad as the Reds suffered their first poor run of form of the season with the club captain out on the injury table, yet this update will prove to be a massive lift for the squad as well as supporters going into tonight’s game.
With only three wins needed for Liverpool to become Premier League champions, the Champions League could once again take centre-stage for the Merseyside club this season, and for Jurgen Klopp’s side, Henderson will again play a massive role if they are to embark on another run to a third consecutive European final.