Jordan Henderson: Liverpool Captain Concerned Player Welfare Not Taken Seriously

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Jordan Henderson, Liverpool’s captain, is “concerned” that “nobody really takes player welfare seriously.”

Despite Covid-19 instances and injuries, the Reds will play five games in two weeks, including Sunday’s 2-2 draw at Tottenham.

Despite an increase in Covid-19 instances, Premier League teams decided to complete festive fixtures at a meeting on Monday.

“I don’t think people realize how intense it is until they see it for themselves,” Henderson added.
“Football is everything to us,” he told BBC Sport. “We want to be able to perform at the highest level every time we step on the pitch.” And, sadly, it is difficult to do so at this time.

“That has been like this for a few years now and it has been difficult but then, on top of that, you chuck in Covid and it becomes even harder and even worse.

“I am concerned that nobody really takes player welfare seriously.

“I think decisions get made – of course we want to play as footballers, we want to get out there and play – but I am worried about player welfare and I don’t think anybody does take that seriously enough, especially in this period, when Covid is here.

Source: BBC Sport

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