Henderson set for Liverpool recall
Published 21/10/2011 | 15:22
Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson could be given a second chance to impress quicker than he may have expected as manager Kenny Dalglish contemplates his recall.
The 21-year-old started Liverpool's first six Barclays Premier League matches before dropping to the bench for the trip to Everton and the visit of Manchester United. Lucas Leiva serves a one-match suspension when Norwich head to Anfield on Saturday having accumulated five yellow cards and that gives Henderson a chance to reclaim a starting berth.
"I don't know his best position yet - but I know his best club and that's this one," said Dalglish. "We just want him to play and enjoy playing. He's a talented footballer with a great future in front of him and we are just delighted he chose to come here.
"He'll be here for a long, long time and he's going to be a tremendous asset for us. He's got patience too. He's a good player who knows what is required. He's a young boy who has come down from Sunderland and is starting to settle in really well now.
"He's another option for us in midfield this weekend. I've just got to make the right decision. We know Lucas can't play. He's suspended but we'll just have to cover it as best as we can."
Henderson is working hard in order to give himself the best chance of winning back his first team place, often staying behind after training to fine-tune areas of his game like finishing.
"I want to become a much better player, improve every day, keep working hard and learn from the players around me," he told liverpoolfc.tv.
"I'm very appreciative of where I am today but I still want more. There are a lot more things I want to achieve.
"I don't get carried away with it but also I want to strive for more and keep that hunger going.
"I am not really fussed about where I play, I just want to play football and wherever I'm put I'll play - but obviously I like to play in the middle."