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Jordan Henderson’s Youth Team Surprise

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The senior captain made an appearance with the U18s ahead of the Euros

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JJordan Henderson captain of Liverpool during a training session at AXA Training Centre on May 21, 2021 in Kirkby, England.
JJordan Henderson captain of Liverpool during a training session at AXA Training Centre on May 21, 2021 in Kirkby, England.
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As the U18 team recovered from their disappointing FA Youth Cup final loss against Aston Villa, Jordan Henderson helped them to lick their wounds.

Liverpoolfc.com now reports that the senior skipper made an appearance in training with the younger Reds as he worked on his own fitness ahead of the Euros.

“Jordan came and trained with us; it was something that the first-team staff and Alex [Inglethorpe] were keen to do, as he wanted to do some extra training,” said Marc Bridge-Wilkinson, the youth coach.

“With the disappointment of the result at Aston Villa a couple of days before, it was probably the perfect day for this to happen and it was a natural lift for the group.

“We told the lads about five minutes before the session, so they weren’t expecting this and they were really excited and were really pleased.

“The session was really good and Jordan was an excellent addition to that. He was fantastic in the way he carried himself and also the way he trained, the standards he sets were really good.

“The boys wanted to show our club captain what they could do in training and he made the session really good, it was bright, bubbly and he was as much a part of that as anyone else.

“You can’t say enough good things about Jordan. The way he dropped in, trained properly and made sure things in the session were going well, and his tempo started to lift and because of the character that he is, the player he is, the session lifted as well.

“You only have to witness that little moment to see just what it is that the club missed so much when he missed the final games of the season.

“We hope Jordan can now do really well at the Euros and things go well for him.”