Jurgen Klopp says Jordan Henderson will be back for next season

‘It is the best possible of the bad news’: Jurgen Klopp says Jordan Henderson WON’T need surgery on knee injury and will be fit for start of next season… plus Liverpool captain will be able to lift the Premier League trophy

  • Henderson suffered a knee injury during Liverpool’s 3-1 win over Brighton
  • There had been initial fears that captain might miss the start of next season
  • But Klopp has confirmed that Henderson should be fit in time for new campaign
  • Henderson doesn’t need surgery and will be involved in trophy lift celebrations 
  • However, he won’t feature in any of Liverpool’s remaining games this season 

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson doesn’t require surgery on his knee and should be fit to return in time for next season – as well as take part in the club’s Premier League trophy lift.

Reds manager Jurgen Klopp confirmed the news during his press conference on Friday, saying ‘it is the best possible of the bad news.’

Henderson went down holding his left knee following a collision in the 79th-minute of Liverpool’s 3-1 win over Brighton at the Amex Stadium on Wednesday night.

Liverpool fear captain Jordan Henderson doesn’t need surgery on his knee injury 

Jurgen Klopp confirmed that Henderson should be fit and available for the start of next season 

It was initially feared the midfielder would be ruled out of the beginning of the 2020-21 campaign, likely to be in September, but Klopp gave a more positive prognosis.

He has been ruled out of playing for the remainder of this season but should be fit again by September. 

Speaking ahead of his team’s visit to Burnley on Saturday, Klopp said: ‘It is the best possible of the bad news. He does not need surgery.

‘He will not play again this season but I’m pretty positive he will be with us for the new season. He is a quick healer.’

Asked if the skipper will be able to lift the Premier League trophy following Liverpool’s final home game against Chelsea on July 22 even if he doesn’t play, Klopp said: ‘He deserves to win the trophy and he will lift the trophy.’

Klopp, speaking ahead of his team’s visit to Burnley, confirmed the encouraging news

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp (left) consoled Henderson as James Milner (right) replaced him

On the aftermath of Henderson’s injury at Brighton, the German added: ‘We all felt it very much, it was an awful moment when he went down and left the pitch. We knew immediately.

‘Hendo is, we would say in Germany, an ‘animal’ – he fights with everything. He can deal really well with pain and so in this moment you sensed something happened that shouldn’t have happened.

‘It was a complete mood killer. We won 3-1, great, winning any game 3-1 away in the Premier League is exceptional.’We came into the dressing room but then the players realised that Hendo was round the corner.’




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