Jordan Henderson admits Liverpool under pressure to not swear when season resumes

Jordan Henderson has admitted both he and Jurgen Klopp will have to mind their language when the Premier League returns without fans.

The midfielder was caught out swearing during the eerie silence of a behind-closed-doors game for England against Croatia in 2018.

And with no fans in the stadiums when the top-flight action resumes this week, players and coaches will have to watch their mouths as all 92 remaining Premier League game are to be televised.

“We’ve got to adapt to that situation and try to keep the swearing down to a minimum,” said Henderson.

“I’m more worried about my language when I’m playing.



Jordan Henderson and Jurgen Klopp will have to watch their mouths when the Premier League restarts this week

“I don’t want to have to apologise to everybody after every single match, so I need to be careful, especially in the heat of the game.

“I’m sure the manager will have to be careful with his language as well. But he’ll also know we can’t blame the crowd for not being able to hear what he’s saying at certain times.”

While Klopp comes across as a calm character off the field, he will have to be careful in the dugout, with Reds left-back Andy Robertson having said last month that the manager’s outbursts on the touchline are often X-rated.

Robertson said: “I’d love to have a microphone on him when he’s out on the pitch – that would be an entertaining watch!”

And Klopp himself has admitted that players could get a shock when they hearing him shouting from the technical area, without the background noise from supporters.

“Because when I shout usually in a game, ‘Mo, do this or that’, they will probably get a shock because it’s that loud,” Klopp said.

“We all need to get used to it, but that’s not a problem.”

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Liverpool travel to Goodison Park on Sunday night for an Everton derby encounter that could even secure the title, should results go their way.

And Henderson added: “There’s still a lot of work to do and a job to be done. We have got to perform at a high level and finish the season off well. We are still very focused and very determined.”

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