Liverpool manager: Henderson and Sturridge comebacks good for Reds family

Jurgen Klopp welcomes the return of Liverpool duo Jordan Henderson and Daniel Sturridge

Jurgen Klopp has hailed the return of Jordan Henderson and Daniel Sturridge as good news for the Liverpool family.

James Milner has captained Liverpool in Henderson’s absence, and the midfielder edged the home side into a 1-0 lead against Swansea City from the penalty spot after Neil Taylor was adjudged to have handled Jordon Ibe’s cross.

Henderson hasn’t featured for the Reds since a 1-0 win against Bournemouth in the second games of the season, but the Reds skipper replaced Roberto Firmino in the second half on Sunday afternoon.

Sturridge’s pain threshold was called into question earlier this week after he suffered a fresh injury, but the striker replaced Christian Benteke in the final 10 minutes.

And Klopp was unsurprisingly delighted to see two of Liverpool’s most-important players back on the pitch ahead of the hectic festive period.

“It was good news for the big Liverpool family,” Klopp told his post-match media conference.

“They are two very important players for us and they’re back in the race.

“They did well for their situation and from where they’ve come from after a long break with difficult injuries. Now they are back and that’s really good for us.”

Liverpool are in sixth place and six points behind joint leaders Manchester City and Leicester City.

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