Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson is facing an uncertain future this summer as Jurgen Klopp plans the next stage of his Anfield revolution.
Henderson, named the club’s skipper by previous manager Brendan Rodgers to succeed Steven Gerrard, has struggled under Klopp this season and was substituted during the club’s Europa League triumph at Old Trafford on Thursday night.
Klopp has said he will not stand in the way of an unhappy player and Liverpool could fetch around £20million for the unsettled England midfielder which would be used to fund potential targets Mario Gotze, Leandro Paredes and Javier Hernandez.
Significantly, Klopp refused to rule out Henderson’s departure should the player knock on his door following reported interest from Tottenham.
“Everything is okay in this moment but nobody in the world, maybe only (Lionel) Messi, is unsellable,” said Klopp. “There is always a situation. I come from a club where always the best players are picked by other teams and at the end, you have to accept a few things and always need to have a Plan B or C.
“I am pretty sure it is only a rumour (Tottenham) but if not and if a player – let’s not say Hendo but any player – comes to me and says he doesn’t feel comfortable and wants to leave, style of play, more money, then you always have to start thinking. That’s all I can say on this.”
Liverpool will aim to keep the momentum of their two-legged win over United by pushing their top-four claims at Southampton on Sunday. Liverpool won 6-1 at St Mary’s earlier in the season in the Capital One Cup.