Klopp gives Henderson Euro 2016 green light

Date published: Tuesday 10th May 2016 3:44

Jordan Henderson: Confident he will be fit

Jordan Henderson: Confident he will be fit

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that Jordan Henderson will be fit for England this summer.

Henderson picked up a knee problem during Liverpool’s clash with Borussia Dortmund last month and a scan revealed isolated damage to his lateral collateral ligament.

But the Reds captain has recovered and will be “100 per cent” ready for Euro 2016 after returning to training and he looks all set to get the nod for Roy Hodgson’s squad when the England coach names his 23-man travelling party on Thursday.

“Hendo (Henderson) first, and it’s really good news,” said Klopp.

“With his injury we had to rest him for a long time, we couldn’t really do a lot.

“Yesterday he was on the pitch, not with the team. Only running and passing. But he looks good. We’ll take it step by step.

“It’s a short time before the Europa League final but 100% he will be fit for the Euros in France.”

Henderson will not be involved against Chelsea at Anfield on Wednesday, but he could feature in the final game of the season away at West Brom.

Klopp is likely to make several changes as Liverpool hope to maintain their recent momentum.

“We’ll bring the fittest players. We had a few changes in the last game now most of the players who play tomorrow had a normal week,” added Klopp.

“Then we’ll make a squad for Sunday, then make a squad for Basel. We do it all the time like this.

“What I’ve learned is to rotate! When you’re a young manager it’s not easy to do this. We’ve used our experience.

“Fifth is still possible. Our league position isn’t fixed.

“It’s Chelsea, then WBA, then the final. Fifth is possible. We will try everything, for sure.”

 

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