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Jordan Henderson Winning Fitness Battle Ahead of Atletico Madrid Clash

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The captain is expected to be fit enough to at least make the bench on Wednesday.

Liverpool FC v Wolverhampton Wanderers - Premier League Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Having suffered a hamstring strain in the first leg of Liverpool’s Round of 16 clash with Atletico Madrid on February 18th, Jordan Henderson looks set to make his return to action three weeks later at Anfield in the return leg.

This after it was reported by The Daily Mail’s Dominic King that the Liverpool captain had made it through his second team training session on Monday having successfully completed his first post-injury session on Sunday.

“From what I’ve heard [from the medical staff] it should be possible,” had been Jürgen Klopp’s last update on the matter on Saturday. “I think he will train tomorrow, and if that looks good I will have to make the decision”

Barring a late setback, the question now appears to be what role Henderson will play against the La Liga side at Anfield tomorrow rather than if he will have one—three weeks is a relatively short layoff, but it’s still a layoff.

Match fitness, especially for a game of this magnitude, will be a question, which will leave Jürgen Klopp with a decision to make. That it appears he will have a decision to make, though, is at least good news.