Henderson was excellent for England on Friday against Albania, while Thiago has been linked with making a possible return to Barcelona following the appointment of Xavi as manager.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp will be itching for the return of Premier League football.
In his team’s last two Premier League matches, the Reds have lost ground on their title rivals, surrendering a two-goal lead against Brighton & Hove Albion to draw 2-2 and then going down 3-2 to West Ham United.
The Saturday evening showdown with Arsenal under the Anfield lights feels like an ideal occasion to get the fans ignited and the team back to winning ways against an in-from opponent.
It will also encourage the Liverpool boss that his players appear to be in good shape over the international, with Jordan Henderson and Mohamed Salah shining for England and Egypt respectively.
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Praise for Henderson after England goal
The Mirror ‘s Andy Dunn has hailed Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson after his excellent performance for England on Friday.
Henderson shone at the heart of midfield and chipped in with a goal on the night, as the Three Lions romped to a 5-0 win to virtually secure a World Cup qualifying berth.
Competition is fierce in the central midfield positions, as Henderson has Declan Rice, Kalvin Phillips and Jude Bellingham to compete with. But Dunn believes the Reds skipper should get more acclaim.
“Not content with leading his club with utmost distinction, not content with representing his country with immense pride and diligence over so many years,” he said.
“Not content with becoming one of the Premier League playing ranks’ most distinguished statesmen, not content with being an all-round good sort, Jordan Henderson has decided to become Kevin De Bruyne.”
Read the story in full HERE .
Thiago linked with Barcelona
According to reports from Spain, Barcelona are keen on re-signing Liverpool midfielder Thiago Alcantara.
The playmaker honed his talents in the revered La Masia youth setup before leaving to join Bayern Munich in 2013. During his time in Germany, Thiago developed into one of the best midfielders in the game and there was much excitement when he signed for the Reds last summer.
Injury issues have prevented him from showcasing his quality on a consistent basis, although the 30-year-old is able to offer Liverpool a creative edge when he’s available.
Former La Masia graduate and Barcelona icon Xavi has recently been appointed manager at the Camp Nou, so it would be no shock if the interest in his former team-mate was genuine.
Read the story in fullHERE.
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Klopp no fan of Johnson and Farage
Speaking on Gabby Logan’s Mid-Point podcast, Klopp was baffled as to how Prime Minister Boris Johnson and former UKIP leader Nigel Farage hold positions of such power in England.
Klopp has not been shy when it comes to commenting on politics in the past, making his feelings known in opposition to Brexit. And it’s clear he’s no fan of the country’s current leader.
“Why do we let people like Farage and Johnson lead any kind of group of people in any direction?,” he said.
“Obviously people with common sense are not needed or used at least in this town. They should be but that’s the problem, the people we vote for or the whole system that gives us opportunity to vote for these kinds of people.”
Read the story in full HERE .