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Why Klopp benched Henderson against Spurs

Bright Okafor

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp made his intention known to everyone after he benched his captain Jordan Henderson in the clash against Tottenham as he believe he is still ‘adapting to the intensity’ of the current season.

Henderson had his first start against Leicester but it was his influence that led to the first goal the Reds would concede.

However the Liverpool captain was agile in the World Cup, perhaps it was the influence of featuring in nearly all the matches that made him lose the agility to start as he did last season.

Klopp, however, started Naby Keita ahead of him who was very much impressive in the first three matches including the 2:1 victory against Spurs.

Jurgen Klopp said his decision to drop Jordan Henderson in the clash against Spurs was because the club captain is still ‘adapting to the intensity’.

He made a single change to his starting line-up as the Reds prepare to battle Tottenham at Wembley- bringing in Naby Keita for Henderson.

according to Klopp in an interview with Sky sport, he admitted that his captain is still pushing to be quick as he used to.

“We need Hendo so much and I don’t think it makes sense in the moment to play him day in, day out, that’s the thing”

Henderson is likely to start on Tuesday against PSG on Tuesday,

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Okafor Bright is a B.Eng holder of Petroleum Engineering who is passionate about sports, articles and content development.