Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp remains confident that midfielder Jordan Henderson will be able to make it into the England squad for the Euro 2016.
Henderson has come a long way since being labelled as a disappointment following his move from Sunderland in 2011. He has become important members of the squad especially in the last two years. Henderson has been groomed as a successor for Steven Gerrard, but Liverpool have been unable to implement it due to succession of injury problems for the 25-year-old. After making 54 appearances in all competitions last season, Henderson has been able to appear in less than half of the games so far.
The midfielder’s current injury problem is a ligament tear in the knee that occurred during the Europa League quarter-final against Borussia Dortmund. He was straightaway ruled out for two months back then. It would have spelt an end to his hopes of featuring for England at the Euro 2016. Now that Liverpool’s season has been extended by their involvement in the Europa League final against Sevilla on May 18, Liverpool are hoping to get the midfielder fit for this game. It would eventually make him available for the Euro 2016 as well, according to Klopp.
“I don’t know exactly but he was really celebrating yesterday after the game. I saw in his eyes he thinks he has a chance, so that’s the first and most important step in the right direction.To play in the final on the Wednesday after the season, I think the latest moment – after a long break – when you should be available is the Sunday before.But Hendo is in a really good way so it’s good for England. There’s no doubt about being fit for the European Championship,” said the Liverpool boss. Henderson has scored just two league goals this season.