Jan Molby on the importance of Jordan Henderson's return to the Liverpool side

Jordan Henderson marked his first league start of the season with a goal last weekend.

Former Liverpool midfielder Jan Molby has said it is a huge boost to have captain Jordan Henderson back in the side. 

Henderson made his first league start in four months and scored in the 2-2 draw with West Bromwich Albion last Sunday after being sidelined with a heel injury then a broken metatarsal.

Molby wrote in his Liverpool Echo column: "I do think we need a different type of central midfield player but Jordan is a bigger goal threat than the majority of our squad in that position and once he gets his sharpness back he'll be a great addition.

"He seems to really enjoy the responsibility of leadership and what he's always done which is nice is that he's grown into his role.

"Jordan has enjoyed playing alongside the likes of Luis Suarez, Jamie Carragher and Steven Gerrard and has taken the opportunity to learn from them."

Henderson certainly showed a willingness to get beyond the forward line on his return that hasn't been much by the rest of the midfielders in the squad, and the Reds will hope that he can chip in with his fair share of goals this season.

It has been said that Henderson will be one of the players that will really benefit working under Jurgen Klopp's style given that his energy should suit the pressing game that has been undertaken since the German's arrival at the club.

But going forward is where the Reds' skipper may be looking to contribute most, after developing a knack in front of goal during spells last season, though he will want to do that on a more regular basis between now and May.

One expects that Henderson will be one of the key players at Anfield under Jurgen Klopp for some time yet.

FIFA World Cup 2018FIFA 2018 World Cup Russia - click here for all of our coverage...

Register for LIVERPOOL team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch