Liverpool: Jordan Henderson’s return from illness highlights 12/21/21 notes

Liverpool FC, Jordan Henderson (Photo by Visionhaus/Getty Images)
Liverpool FC, Jordan Henderson (Photo by Visionhaus/Getty Images) /
Liverpool FC, Jordan Henderson
Liverpool FC, Jordan Henderson (Photo by Visionhaus/Getty Images) /

Liverpool’s captain Jordan Henderson is ready to go.

After missing Liverpool FC’s last match against Tottenham Hotspur due to a non-Covid related illness, captain Jordan Henderson is ready to return to action.

Henderson was sorely missed, as the young Tyler Morton started in his place at center-mid in this past Sunday’s clash before Roberto Firmino came on as a substitute for him. However, the Reds will need Henderson moving forward, as they will be missing some other key players for various reasons.

Manager Jürgen Klopp is spared, but Liverpool’s Robertson will not be.

Much was made of the LFC boss’ postgame tirade and comments towards referee Paul Tierney this past Sunday. So much so that many believed that the English Premier League would undoubtedly take action against Klopp for criticizing one of their officials. But, instead, the EPL announced that they would be, reluctantly, not taking any further action against Jürgen’s remarks.

This is a small consolation prize considering that they will be missing one of the world’s best back’s for three games due to a red card at Tottenham. On the other hand, his suspension will allow him to return for Liverpool’s crucial January 2nd, 2022 league match against Chelsea. However, the starting XI for the Reds will be in dire straits until then.

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The status of these Liverpool players is still uncertain, and the team must weather the storm.

As of now, Liverpool FC are still missing three key players due to Covid-19, they are:

  • Curtis Jones
  • Fabinho
  • Thiago Alcantara
  • Virgil Van Dijk

All are critical to the team’s success, and the sooner they can come back, the better. In addition, LFC’s current injuries compound the situation even further.

  • Divock Origi
  • Harvey Elliot
  • Nathaniel Phillips

If the Reds can make it through this three-game stretch which starts against Leicester City in the FA Cup tomorrow, the new year may bring reinforcements that return to action and potentially via the transfer market.