Jurgen Klopp says injury will not stop Jordan Henderson lifting trophy. The plan is for him to be on the podium to celebrate club’s first title in 30 years.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp insists Jordan Henderson has to have the honour of lifting the Premier League trophy out of respect for his contribution to the club.
The England midfielder’s season has been ended by a knee injury sustained in Wednesday’s win at Brighton, but he will not require surgery.
Henderson marked five years since he succeeded Steven Gerrard as club captain and Klopp believes the midfielder deserves the recognition. Although whether he dons full kit like a suspended John Terry did for Chelsea’s Champions League final celebrations in 2012 has not been decided.
Jurgen Klopp says injury will not stop Jordan Henderson lifting trophy
“Get him out of the tracksuit? I don’t know yet, we will do everything that is possible to do it the right way. He is absolutely one of the great captains of this club,” said the Reds boss.
“I have no idea what will be the rule. If you are not in the starting line-up – which will be difficult for Hendo. Then I don’t know what we will do. We really thought – for the role he played the last years now. He deserves to be in that spot at that moment (when Liverpool lift the trophy).”
“If he would have had surgery then he would have been in hospital and it would have been difficult. But no surgery is needed, rehab starts immediately. He will be fine and in a few weeks training and playing again.”
“So we will find a solution that shows the respect absolutely for what he did. All the boys want that by the way. They all want him to be there and that was one of the first things I heard after we won the league.”
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