The Reds captain was apparently eager to get cracking with pre-season following England’s run to the semi-finals in Russia
Liverpool supervisor Jurgen Klopp has revealed he had to persuade membership captain Jordan Henderson to take time off after the World Cup, as he was so eager to begin pre-season with the Reds.
Henderson returned dwelling from Russia with the remainder of the England squad on Sunday after the Three Lions’ run to the semi-finals and fourth-placed end.
With the new Premier League season kicking off in a bit of over three weeks – August 10 – the midfielder was apparently prepared to get cracking with the membership’s pre-season preparation.
But, after racking up a complete of 53 appearances for membership and nation final time period, Klopp stated he had to ‘fight’ his skipper over the cellphone to guarantee he obtained some well-earned relaxation.
It means Henderson, together with Croatia defender and World Cup finalist Dejan Lovren, is probably going to sit out of Liverpool’s opener in opposition to West Ham at Anfield on August 12.
“It was a hard fight to convince him that he needed a holiday,” the Reds boss stated of his dialog with Henderson.
“I knew it could occur.
“On the cellphone I stated ‘crazy’. Jordan wants a vacation so which means August 5 he will probably be again.
“Dejan had a celebration in Croatia and performed a day later, so he will probably be again on August 6.
“That would mean five days training after three weeks’ holiday. I hope we are in a situation where we don’t need to think about using these two.”
Defender Trent Alexander-Arnold might be concerned in opposition to the Hammers, although, with the 19-year-old showing in solely certainly one of England’s video games at the World Cup.
“With Trent I have a special agreement,” stated Klopp.
“He wished to be in earlier as properly. As he’s very younger I stated ‘OK, have two weeks’ vacation after which we’ll communicate and see’.
“If you asked Trent he would be good to join us in Evian (for their training camp). But I’m not sure I will do that. I want to have them desperately but the season is really long.”