Jordan Henderson has heaped praise on Liverpool’s inspirational Joe Gomez and Danny Ings.
The former Charlton Athletic defender suffered a serious knee injury during England Under-21 duty in October ahead of Jurgen Klopp’s appointment as Liverpool manager in 2015.
Ings, meanwhile, ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament during one Klopp’s first training sessions in charge of the Reds which ruled the England Under-21 international out for the remainder of the 2016/17 season.
Gomez suffered a setback in his rehabilitation from a knee injury in pre-season, while Ings is currently training with Klopp’s squad in an attempt to impress the former Borussia Dortmund manager.
Liverpool captain Henderson, who has contended with a series of foot injuries in recent seasons, heaped praise on Gomez and Ings for their relentless endeavour.
“The biggest positive to come from their setbacks is that their reputations with their teammates could not be any higher than they are now, because of the way they approached their rehab and the attitude they continue to show during this period,” Henderson told This Is Anfield as quoted by Liverpool’s website.
“The word ‘inspiration’ is probably thrown around too easily but when it comes to these two, it actually doesn’t say nearly enough. As their teammates, we see everything they’ve done and we have nothing but respect and admiration for their professionalism, dedication and commitment.”
Gomez moved to Liverpool in a £5m deal from Charlton Athletic under Klopp’s predecessor Rodgers in 2015.
The Northern Irishman also signed Ings from Sean Dyche’s Burnley side in the 2015 summer transfer window.