Liverpool vs Leeds United - Liverpool wait on Jordan Henderson for start of title defence



Posted Friday, September 11, 2020 by PA

Liverpool vs Leeds United - Liverpool wait on Jordan Henderson for start of title defence

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson may have to settle for a place on the bench for their Premier League opener at home to Leeds.

The England midfielder only returned to full training this week after a knee injury prematurely ended last season for him.

Manager Jurgen Klopp will make a late call on the trio of Henderson, Xherdan Shaqiri and new signing Kostas Tsimikas.

Leeds’ club record signing Rodrigo and another summer recruit, Germany defender Robin Koch, could make their debuts for the club.

Head coach Marcelo Bielsa has a full-strength squad to choose from for Leeds’ first Premier League game in 16 years, apart from Adam Forshaw.

The midfielder is working his way back from a long-term hip injury, but Kalvin Phillips will return to the squad after missing the final three games of last season due to a knee injury.

Liverpool provisional squad: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson, Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Keita, Salah, Firmino, Mane, Adrian, Williams, Matip, Tsimikas, Milner, Henderson, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jones, Origi, Minamino, Brewster.

Leeds provisional squad: Meslier, Cooper, Koch, Ayling, Klich, Stevens, Struijk, Phillips, Hernandez, Dallas, Harrison, Alioski, Bamford, Rodrigo, Roberts, Poveda, Casilla, Douglas, Shackleton.



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