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Jordan Henderson Targets Everton Return

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The Liverpool captain has reportedly returned to full training and is hoping to start against Everton.

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Following a foot injury in training ahead of Liverpool’s match against Leicester City on February 27th, Jordan Henderson has managed to miss a full month of football with a knock that wasn’t considered serious when it happened and that isn’t related to his ongoing struggles with plantar fasciitis.

However, according to The Liverpool Echo, he is returning to full training this week following his partial involvement with the team during their mid-season training camp in Tenerife last week, and the hope and goal now is to see him fit and ready to start when Liverpool take on Everton.

Liverpool returned from their trip to Spain, part warm weather training camp and part vacation, with no new injury concerns, and if Henderson is fit for Saturday’s Everton match it will be a boost. So too will be the likely involvement of Dejan Lovren, who is expected to be ready to start.

Amongst senior players who might be expected to take part the rest of the way, it means Liverpool are currently only missing Daniel Sturridge, who remains sidelined with a hip injury suffered during his rehabilitation from a virus picked up on the club’s last training camp trip to La Manga.

Following Saturday’s match against Everton, the early kickoff and first of this Premier League round, the Reds face Bournemouth, Stoke City, West Brom, and Crystal Palace in April and will need to show improved form against some of the league’s bottom sides if they are to hold on to a top four place.