Photo: Jordan Henderson sends heartfelt message to Liverpool striker ahead of Europa League final
Jordan Henderson was happy to be back on the pitch with Liverpool striker Danny Ings on Sunday
Jordan Henderson congratulated Danny Ings on his return to first-team football on Sunday afternoon following Liverpool’s 1-1 draw with West Brom at The Hawthorns.
The 22-year-old centre-forward had been sidelined since October after the England Under-21 international suffered a serious knee injury during one of Jurgen Klopp’s first training sessions as Liverpool manager.
However, Ings made his long-awaited return to Premier League action on Sunday as the Winchester-born striker replaced goal-scorer Jordon Ibe in the 64th minute on the final day of the 2015/16 season.
And Liverpool captain Henderson, who also made his comeback from a knee problem on Sunday afternoon, dedicated a long message to Ings on Instagram following their 1-1 stalemate with the Baggies.
Henderson wrote on the photo-sharing app: “Good to be back on the pitch with this man @ingstagram10 thanks for all the away support this season….. Looking forward to a big night on Wednesday #YNWA 🔴”
Liverpool will face reigning champions Sevilla in the Europa League final in Basel on Wednesday night.
The Reds haven’t won Europe’s second-tier competition since 2001 when Gerard Houllier’s side beat Alaves in extra time.