Henderson fitness boost & PL fans back next month? – Liverpool FC Roundup

Liverpool could yet get fans back inside Anfield in 2020 and our new training centre is looking tremendous in Tuesday’s news updates.


Premier League could see fans return in December

The Department of Culture, Media and Sport have “submitted proposals” which could see fans return to Premier League games as soon as next month, reports the Mail.

Plans to get fans back into stadiums are being pushed forward after the decision to allow spectators to arts and indoor arenas, but not outdoor elite-level football fixtures, was widely criticised.

The plan is currently to see fans allowed to return once the national lockdown is lifted at the start of December – assuming that timeline remains.

Fans in Tier 1 and 2 areas of the country would be allowed to go to games under certain conditions, which would be a huge boost to the finances of clubs.

March was the last time any supporters were allowed into Anfield for a game and until now there wasn’t much prospect of any returning until the new year.


Henderson back with Reds

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, October 27, 2020: Liverpool's captain Jordan Henderson during the UEFA Champions League Group D match between Liverpool FC and FC Midtjylland at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

We’ve had plenty of negatives this international break, with Salah getting Covid, Gomez taking a long-term injury and other knocks and pains along the way.

Jordan Henderson was in the latter group, taken off at half-time in England’s game with “muscle tightness” and he’s now on his way back to Liverpool early – but there’s optimism over getting him back into the line-up in time for the weekend.

There’s also a similar update on Andy Robertson, who sat out Scotland’s weekend game, while other injury concerns remain over Fabinho and Thiago, neither of whom have been on international duty.

Henderson’s extra early return is a welcome one, then, as the Reds will have a somewhat patchwork side in place against Leicester.


Training and finances

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Monday, September 28, 2020: Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Arsenal FC at Anfield. The game was played behind closed doors due to the UK government’s social distancing laws during the Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic. (Pic by Propaganda)

New facilities looking smart!


Quickfire LFC news

Blackburn Rovers' Harvey Elliott during the Sky Bet Championship match at Vicarage Road, London.

  • Blackburn are hoping to make Harvey Elliott more “selfish” and develop his all-round game (TIA)
  • Up to 10 Academy staff coaches have tested positive for coronavirus (Echo)
  • And Darren Bent says Jamie Carragher tried to convince him to sign for the Reds back in the day (TS)


Around the Prem

England manager Gareth Southgate (Mike Egerton/PA)

  • Gareth Southgate has added his call for five subs to return (TIA)
  • Celtic want Dean Henderson on loan in January, which would sum up United’s stupid summer after Premier League clubs were keen then (90 mins)
  • Barcelona are considering a move for Shkodran Mustafi if they can’t afford Antonio Rudiger, which is quite the drop-off from their Coutinho-era negotiations (Express)
  • And John Terry is a candidate to become boss of Derby County, with Rooney on his staff, as the Rams try to complete their transition into England 2010 (Mail)


Stupid internationals of the day

An entire game called off this time! Switzerland vs Ukraine has been cancelled and the whole away squad placed into quarantine.

Three players so far are positive and they expect more to return positives after the next round of tests. Uefa “haven’t decided” what course of action to take because obviously there’s no planning or precedence for this utterly unexpected and unforeseeable turn of events!

Get Shaq home.


Video of the day

A guided tour from Ox!


Worth watching tonight

Spain vs Germany if you want some Nations League. Spain need a win to top the group.

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