Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has moved to ease fears over Jordan Henderson’s injury, insisting the midfielder will return to fitness ahead of England’s Euro 2016 campaign.
The 25-year-old recently returned to light training after being laid low by the knee injury sustained against Borussia Dortmund on 7 April.
It seems the injury was not as bad as was first feared, with the initial prognosis suggesting Henderson would be out of contention for around two months.
However, Henderson appears to be ahead of schedule in his recovery process, and could even be involved when the Merseysiders take on Sevilla in the Europa League final on 18 May in Basel, Switzerland.
“I saw in his eyes he thinks he has a chance [of being fit for the final], so that’s the first and most important step in the right direction,” Klopp told reporters.
“Hendo is in a really good way so it’s good for England. There’s no doubt about him being fit for the European Championships.”
England boss Roy Hodgson is expected to name his 23-man squad on 12 May, and has recently spoken about his reluctance to call-up players who are not fully fit.