Liverpool skipper Jordan Henderson opened about his heel injury that has been hindering his game time for the club ever since the early part of the season.
The 25-year old was sidelined due to an injury he picked up in the game against AFC Bournemouth in August last year. He missed just over three months of action after the injury and has now revealed that he has not completely got rid of his injury.
The England international is one of the most accomplished midfielders in the England squad and is an important part of Hodgson’s plans for the EURO16.
He has also formed a good partnership in the middle of the field for his club alongside German international Emre Can and will be hoping to stay strong until the end of the season.
But the 25-year old has now claimed that he is still not free from the heel problem and that he is only starting to get over it now, almost 4 months since his return from the injury.
“I feel as though now I’m starting to get back to the physicality – that’s a big part of my game – and when that’s correct, then everything else seems to flow much better,” the Liverpool captain said in a recent interview.
In the past, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp revealed that Henderson was playing through the pain barrier and that he is not completely fit to last 90 minutes of a high-intensity Premier League game.
But the passion of the midfielder saw him start games and get 60 minutes under his belt for a month after his return from injury.
He also spoke about his problem and explained that it was his decision to play with the problem and that all he wants is to play football at the highest level.
“Sometimes I can be my own worst enemy if I’m playing with an injury or different things,” he said.
“It’s my own fault at times, but that’s just the way I am. I want to play football, I want to try to put myself out for the team,” Henderson added.
The 25-year old looked comfortable away on national duty with England and he revealed that he was pleased with his performance for his country. He explained that a lot of physical strength was needed in the game against Germany and that he was happy to test himself against the best.
“When I was away with England, I thought I put in one of my highest performances of the season in terms of the physical side of the game, which was pleasing for me,” he added.
However, he went on to explain that he might not get rid of his pain until he gets a rest and said the EURO16 in France after the end of the season will not give him enough time to rest for the next season.
He also added that he hoped that the break after the EURO16 might help him get back to his best before the start of the next season.
“When it completely goes will be whenever I have a rest, but I’m not sure if I’ll have one anytime soon,” said the midfielder.
“Maybe if I go to the Euros, I’ll have some time off after that and then after the rest, hopefully, it will have completely settled. Until then I just have to manage it,” Henderson added.