August 8, 2018 / 3:51 AM / a month ago

Henderson in contention for opener, says Klopp

(Reuters) - Liverpool will give skipper Jordan Henderson every chance to be ready for Sunday’s Premier League opener against West Ham United despite the midfielder only returning to pre-season training on Sunday, manager has Juergen Klopp said.

Soccer Football - Pre Season Friendly - Liverpool v Torino - Anfield, Liverpool, Britain - August 7, 2018 Liverpool's Jordan Henderson signs autographs for fans Action Images via Reuters/Carl Recine

Henderson, who helped England to a fourth-placed finish at the World Cup, impressed his manager with his fitness levels and played 20 minutes in Tuesday’s 3-1 pre-season win over Torino.

Soccer Football - Pre Season Friendly - Blackburn Rovers v Liverpool - Ewood Park, Blackburn, Britain - July 19, 2018 Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp before the match Action Images via Reuters/Ed Sykes

“We have to see how he reacts. But it is Hendo, so to be honest in the first session it looked like he trained for the whole three weeks,” Klopp told the club website.

“He’s experienced enough not to bring himself in difficult situations where he has to run two or three miles in two minutes.

“I have no clue what we will do at the weekend.”

Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru; Editing by Peter Rutherford

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