I’ve been told that at the end of a storm, there’s a golden sky, and the sweet silver song of a lark. Well, Liverpool ended the blip in their superhuman form with a win against Bournemouth, and then Jürgen Klopp spoke. That’s right, when Jürgen Klopp speaks, it comes out as the sweet silver song of a lark. You heard it here first.
All hyperbole aside, it was good news from Klopp as he spoke to the injury concerns and race for fitness for Andrew Robertson and Jordan Henderson. While Henderson has missed the last four games, Robertson was a surprise scratch against Bournemouth. According to Klopp, it truly was just precautionary.
“Robbo should not be a problem; he only missed today pretty much,” said the Liverpool manager.
“He finished the session yesterday and afterwards felt something, but it was then nothing in the end.”
Crisis averted, apparently. As much as I like James Milner, I cringe every time he has to step in at left back for Robertson.
Henderson, on the other hand, has been battling back from a hamstring injury he picked up against Atletico Madrid in the first leg of the Champions League tie. According to Klopp, Liverpool’s captain could possibly be available for the second leg this Wednesday.
“Hendo was out, I don’t know exactly in this moment, but I think he will train tomorrow,” said the affable gaffer.
“If that looks good, I have to make a decision. For sure it will be good to have him back and some others as well.”
Indeed, it will be nice to have Henderson back. The captain has been Liverpool’s talisman for the past few months, and his leadership has been massively missed these past few weeks.