The Liverpool’s midfielder, Jordan Henderson, who was out for the last three matches, will likely be back for the upcoming match against the Atletico Madrid. It will be of significant importance for the Reds as he had a terrific performance during the season. Unfortunately, the midfielder was forced off the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium pitch after he sustained a serious hamstring injury.
He played against the Spanish giants in the first leg while he was forced to back out of the game. Liverpool’s first fall was when he has stuck aside, losing 1-0 to Atletico. They managed to pull off a win 3-2 over West Ham but then again suffered a loss Watford. They were down by a 3-0 end result.
Henderson might be ready to fight for victory
The second leg against Atletico is a big deal for the Reds and it is extremely important for Henderson to be present. As they lost the first leg 1-0, there is still left to do at the Anfield. Henderson stepped up his rehabilitation which means he is preparing for the clash.
Liverpool had struggled a lot since Henderson was on his rehabilitation. Losing two out of three matches is a big deal in any competition. The second leg against Spanish Giants will become even more difficult for the Reds and Klopp will need to set his best players out on the pitch.
How much Henderson really means to the team – we can express in numbers. With Henderson in the game this season, Reds won 28 of 34 games, which is a winning percentage of 82.4. When their inspirational leader left, they won 7 out of 12 games. They went down on a winning percentage of only 58.3%. The overall average of goals they had is also much different, being 2.1 when Henderson was with the team and now shrunk to 1.9.
They also conceded fewer goals when he was with the team, on average 0.7, which climbed up to 1.8 at this point. The only way the Reds will have a chance against Atletico Madrid will be if the Henderson gets back in full form for the clash. Check supabets offer before placing your bet! Soccer 10 predictions will help you with the rest.