Jordan Henderson comments on Troy Deeney and N’Golo Kante’s decision of not turning up to the training due to fear of the Coronavirus.
The Premier League clubs are having conflicting views about starting the season once again, but the big teams in the ladder are willing to re-start the season but there are few teams who are on the contrary stand.
Troy Deeney so far has been spearheading the campaign against resuming the season, but it was a big blow for the top clubs when N’Golo Kante quit Chelsea’s training because of fear of Coronavirus.
Now, Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has responded to Deeney’s decision of not turning up for Watford’s training and constant criticism of resuming the season.
“I fully respect their opinion and their decision to do that,” he told Sky Sports. “I think everybody is in a different situation with their family and at home. Ultimately, if you don’t feel comfortable or safe, you shouldn’t feel forced or pressured to come into work.
“I fully respect the lads that don’t feel comfortable as of yet, and I hope that they respect my opinion and that of the other players who have come back.
“Everybody’s situation is different but ultimately, for me, I feel very safe here at the training ground, otherwise I wouldn’t be here. My teammates as well.
“I can only really speak for us, but I fully respect people in different situations who don’t feel comfortable. If any of my teammates felt like that, I would fully support them and back them until they felt it was right to come back.”
Liverpool has strongly supported the return of the Premier League since they were very short of winning the league before the lockdown amidst the pandemic was imposed in March.