The good news is that Jordan Henderson will not need surgery after suffering a knee injury against Brighton on Wednesday. The bad news is that the Liverpool captain will not play again this season may not be ready at the start of the 2020-21 campaign.
Henderson, though, is trying to keep his focus on the positives, and he told fans that he has no intentions of not being involved from the beginning when the Reds kick off next season looking to retain their Premier League title and push for honours in Europe.
“I’ll be working hard to be back to full fitness in just a matter of weeks in order to be fully ready for the start of the new season,” he said. “Of course it’s not the way i’d have preferred to have finished the season on a personal level, but it’s been an incredible campaign.”
Ninety-two points and counting with four games to go, league champions for the first time in three decades a year after finishing with 97 points and securing the club’s sixth European Cup. It’s not just been an incredible campaign, but an incredible two years.
And it’s been two years that have seen Henderson fully come into his own as Liverpool captain, finally starting to get the respect his tireless play and leadership qualities deserve but that he hasn’t always gotten playing in the shadow of Steven Gerrard.
Now, though, there is no doubt of his Liverpool legacy as the captain who returned the Reds to their perch, in England and Europe. The question now, once he is back fit, is what comes next, both for this potential Liverpool dynasty and for their captain.
“I’ll be doing everything I can to support the boys for the final games from the sidelines,” Henderson added. “I’m sure the lads will ensure we finish the season off on a high.’