Jordan Henderson is delighted to be back in training and has challenged Liverpool to “pick up where they left off” when the Premier League season resumes.
The Liverpool captain joined his team-mates as they returned to Melwood on Wednesday following a two-month hiatus caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Liverpool, like all Premier League sides, are working in small groups and following social distancing guidelines as they wait for the resumption of contact training, but Henderson says he and his team-mates are just happy to be back on the grass – even if the outbreak has put things in perspective.
“It’s been great to get back and see the lads, get the balls out and be able to pass into each other and interact a little bit,” he told Sky Sports’ Patrick Davison.
“It’s been really good and something I’ve looked forward to for a while now.
“I think a lot of lads will be the same. Football is taken away from you and it’s obviously difficult because at the end of the day it’s the most important thing to us.
“But then something like this happens and it puts everything in perspective. I feel lucky to be in the position that I’m in.
“You have a lot of time to reflect and think about things, but ultimately I was itching to get back playing football as soon as possible once everything had calmed down a bit and it was safe to do so.”