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JAMIE REDKNAPP: The return of Liverpool’s heartbeat Jordan Henderson cannot be underestimated

JAMIE REDKNAPP COLUMN: The return of Jordan Henderson cannot be underestimated … he is the heartbeat and pace-setter from Liverpool who will bring the game to Atletico Madrid

  • It is said that Jordan Henderson could be fit against Atletico Madrid on Wednesday
  • Liverpool trail 1-0 in the match and still needs a big European night at Anfield
  • Henderson’s absence was clear; he is the pace counter and heart rate
  • Taking Steven Gerrard’s bracelet carried great pressure but he excelled

It is said that Jordan Henderson could be fit against Atletico Madrid in Wednesday’s second leg at Anfield and not underestimate the impact this team would have.

The Liverpool captain, who has made it a habit to raise trophies for this club, is great at setting the pace in games and ensuring that everyone participates.

He is the ear of Jurgen Klopp; the manager on the field to a certain extent. Consider the role he played in the “Miracle of Anfield” when Barcelona came to Merseyside with a 3-0 lead and left as 4-0 losers?

Liverpool's skipper, Jordan Henderson, is about to return against Atletico Madrid at Anfield

Liverpool’s skipper, Jordan Henderson, is about to return against Atletico Madrid at Anfield

The midfielder was injured in the Spanish capital and has since been heavily missed

The midfielder was injured in the Spanish capital and has since been heavily missed

The midfielder was injured in the Spanish capital and has since been heavily missed

Henderson pushed through the pain barrier that night and played with an injured knee. He received extensive treatment during rest and took painkillers. But nothing would stop him from setting a good example in a huge European collision.

He will desperately try to give everything to what could be another special night at Anfield. Henderson is the leader of Liverpool.

He had the daunting task of taking over the captain from Steven Gerrard in 2015, but no one can say that he was unsuccessful.

Henderson was under enormous pressure to get Steven Gerrard's captain's armband in 2015

Henderson had the enormous pressure in 2015 to get Steven Gerrard's captain's armband

Henderson was under enormous pressure to get Steven Gerrard’s captain’s armband in 2015

But he has been a resounding success and is now the heartbeat on the part of Liverpool

But he has been a resounding success and is now the heartbeat on the part of Liverpool

But he has been a resounding success and is now the heartbeat on the part of Liverpool

Being the captain of Liverpool was the biggest achievement of my career and I know what it takes: you have to be selfless, pick up your teammates and create a certain atmosphere.

I’m sure this week, even with his hamstring injury, he did that behind the scenes.

Liverpool knows they are going to win the Premier League. That is a given. But go there on Wednesday evening and produce a new comeback from the Champions League that will stay in memory for a long time.


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