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Saturday 3 December 2016

Henderson's fit and ready to fight for Anfield place

Jordan Henderson. Photo: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire
Jordan Henderson. Photo: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson is ready to put his injury troubles behind him and said he was feeling in prime shape ahead of the new Premier League season.

Foot and knee injuries restricted the 26-year-old to just 17 league appearances last season as Jurgen Klopp's side finished eighth in the table.

The England international made one appearance in the 2016 European Championship and said he had no lingering injury worries.

"My foot is feeling good to be honest," Henderson said. "I feel probably the best I've felt in a long time so hopefully that will continue and I'll have a good pre-season and it will get even better.

"It's a massive season for everyone and I feel I need to get back and prove myself again but I look forward to doing that."

Meanwhile, Mamadou Sakho faces an uncertain future at Liverpool after the defender was sent back to England from the Premier League club's pre-season tour of America.

According to reports, manager Jurgen Klopp was unhappy with the 26-year-old's attitude during their stay in California and ordered his return to Liverpool.

Sakho angered the German manager by turning up late for Liverpool's flight to the United States while last weekend he interrupted Klopp while he was conducting an interview with the club website, the reports said.

The France international, who was recently cleared by UEFA after allegations of a failed drugs test, is currently nursing an Achilles injury.

He will continue receiving treatment at Melwood, the club's training ground, and is expected to miss the start of the Premier League season, which begins on August 13.

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