Jurgen Klopp has no doubts who his Liverpool captain will be

Steven Gerrard, Jordan Henderson and Simon Mignolet

Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson still has a key role to play at the club.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has said that he has no doubts over handing the captaincy back to Jordan Henderson once he returns from his injury layoff, The Sun reports.

The England international midfielder has been out of action since mid-August, missing the Merseyside derby at Everton as well as a series of matches under new boss Klopp.

James Milner has captained the side in Henderson's absence, impressing with a number of fine displays.

Klopp, however, has no reservations over the captaincy role upon Henderson’s return from injury, as he has said that the former Sunderland man is without doubt a leader.

“I did not have one second of a doubt about this. I met him [Henderson] and he is absolutely a leader. He’s in a good way at the moment and we all hope he’s back in a few weeks,” Klopp told The Sun.

Liverpool’s form without their captain started poorly but soon began to pick up. Including Brendan Rodgers’ final days as manager and now under Klopp, the Reds are 12 games unbeaten in all competitions.

However, the Reds have at times looked unbalanced in midfield and Henderson brings more to the table than just leadership skills and experience – Liverpool have missed his energy through the middle.

The 25-year-old is tailor-made for a Jurgen Klopp team who likes to go on the front foot, pressure their opponents high up the pitch and swarm them out of possession.

With a busy festive period schedule not too far away, Liverpool will need all the bodies they have and Henderson’s presence during that time will be key going in to the New Year.

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