Jordan Henderson is currently on his post-World Cup break, but the captain took time out of his holiday to visit Liverpool’s training camp in Dubai.
With England suffering a 2-1 defeat to France on Saturday, knocking them out of the World Cup at the quarter-final stage, Henderson was granted a week off.
But with Henderson spending his break nearby, there was an opportunity for a visit to the Nad Al Sheba Sports Complex, where Liverpool are based for their mid-season camp.
We had a visitor at training today, the captain came and said hello to everyone… ? pic.twitter.com/5jJMhPcgX8
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) December 14, 2022
It remains to be seen whether Henderson will rejoin training early, though it is more likely that he is back with the squad when they return to Merseyside.
His presence got fans talking, though, having grown close to priority Liverpool target Jude Bellingham during their time in Qatar:
Man saying mission Bellingham is done ??
— TrenT.LFC (@Xdarwin99) December 14, 2022
Reporting back from agent Jude duty
— ????? (@LFC_Lucas_) December 14, 2022
whys jude not come with him pic.twitter.com/0aja8ZDBVy
— jonathan? (@jonathanw147) December 14, 2022
— RESILIENCIA (@Oluwa_rejoice) December 14, 2022
Hendo giving Jurgen the full rundown from his “operation Jude” assignment ?
— MoWords (@MoWordsss) December 14, 2022
Of course, Bellingham was not alongside Henderson, with the 19-year-old now due to report back for mid-season training with Dortmund.
But it is not out of the realms of possibility that he came up in conversation with Klopp, who by all accounts has set his sights firmly on a deal for the teenager next summer.