“The health of the players is not taken seriously enough”, denounces Jordan Henderson

While the Premier League clubs have announced their intention to maintain Boxing Day despite the resurgence of Covid-19 (90 cases recorded last week), Jordan Henderson denounced a hellish pace to the detriment of the health of the players. “I am worried about the health of the players and I think no one is taking this subject seriously enough, especially in this period, where the Covid is lurking“Said the Liverpool captain to the BBC.

Liverpool, who drew Tottenham on Sunday (2-2), was not affected by any of the six postponements of the 18e Premier League day. “Football is everything for us and we want to be able to perform at the highest level as soon as we step onto the pitch. Unfortunately, it is difficult at this time. It has been difficult for several seasons but now, the Covid is adding a layer, it makes it even more difficult, ”continues the captain of the Reds.

Generally on the front line on societal issues, the British international (68 caps) would like other voices to be raised in the future, in order to give more power to the players: “We will try to have internal discussions in order to make our voice heard in the future, but for now I doubt the players have the respect they deserve and someone who could carry their voice independently, having the power to denounce that this treatment is not fair to their well-being.»

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