Henderson 'not too far away' as he eyes return to fitness

Monday 23 Nov 2015
Jordan Henderson is hoping to return to action soon

Jordan Henderson is hopeful of a return to action soon after spending the past three months out through injury.

The Liverpool skipper last played for the Reds in their second game of the season back in August, but was forced off early with a heel injury in their 1-0 win over AFC Bournemouth.

“I'm sick of sitting in the stand and watching”

Jordan Henderson Liverpool and England

Henderson, 25, then broke the fifth metatarsal in his foot during training, which has kept him on the sidelines ever since. He is yet to feature under new Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp.

Meanwhile, the 22-cap midfielder has not pulled on the Three Lions since England's 3-2 European Qualifying win away in Slovenia in June and has missed their last six matches as Roy Hodgson's men sealed their place at Euro 2016.

“I’m getting there,” Henderson told Sky Sports at a charity fundraiser organised by his team-mate for club and country, James Milner.

“This is one of the longest periods of time I’ve been out for and that has been tough for me. Hopefully I’m not too far away now.

"I'm not on a time limit yet, but I hope it's pretty soon because I'm sick of sitting in the stand and watching!"

By FA Staff