Jordan Henderson is still “many steps away from returning to first-team training,” said Jurgen Klopp
Jordan Henderson is ‘many steps away from returning to first-team training’, Jurgen Klopp with midfielder still reveals great doubts for England at Euro 2020.
- Henderson is on the run with three other long-term Liverpool victims
- He joined defenders Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip in their recovery
- But Klopp admitted that all four of them were still “a long way” from returning to full workout
Jordan Henderson is likely to still miss England’s European Championship tournament this summer, after manager Jurgen Klopp left him ‘far’ to return to full practice.
Liverpool boss Klopp revealed that Henderson, along with three other teammates, was nowhere near full power on the training pitch.
Gareth Southgate’s England kick off their first European Championship match against Croatia on June 13 – in less than six weeks – but the German gave a negative update on Henderson and fellow long-term absentees Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip.
Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson will still likely miss England’s Euro 2020 tournament
The midfielder and captain of Reds, 30, has been out since undergoing groin surgery in February
He said: ‘There are still many steps to take before they can participate in football practice. They are all quite a long way from that.
‘Nobody told me’ put on your seat belt, they are going to do team training next week ‘. When players start running during rehab, it is initially only in straight lines. ‘
The Reds’ final game of the campaign will be against Crystal Palace at Anfield on May 23, the day before Southgate announces his roster for the tournament, but the central midfielder’s prospects of playing in that game are slim to nonexistent.
And boss Jurgen Klopp admitted he was still a long way off returning to full intensity training
Liverpool skipper Henderson, 30, is still recovering from groin surgery in February and his likely absence will be a major blow to the Three Lions’ chances.
Klopp’s side were knocked out of the Champions League by Real Madrid last month and are not in a cup competition, meaning they rely on a top-four Premier League finish to qualify for next season’s Champions League.
They will then travel to Manchester United on Sunday, four points behind fourth place Chelsea and one behind fifth place West Ham, with Tottenham and Everton on their heels.