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Liverpool captain Henderson doesn't expect to start final

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson faces an anxious wait to discover whether he will lead out the side in the Europa League final.

Henderson is not banking on starting the Europa League final. Credit: PA

The England midfielder returned to action with a 26-minute cameo against West Brom on Sunday after more than five weeks out with a knee ligament injury.

But as Liverpool prepare for their first European final in nine years the 25-year-old thinks he has probably not done enough to force his way back into the line up against defending champions Sevilla in Basle.

He admitted:

I don't expect to start. I know I've been out a long time and I've only played 25-30 minutes and when I've been injured the team's done very well and played in some big games to get to the final.

At the same time I feel good and hopefully have been okay in training and in the game the other day. I'm ready to play as long or as little as the manager wants me to.

The injury has been good. In the last few weeks it has progressed really well, I've trained a few times and managed to play at the weekend. I don't know the team. We will probably only find out a few hours before the game as always. It's a huge night for everybody involved and every single player wants to play in it.

– Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson


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Liverpool legend wants Man Utd star to leave England

Jamie Carragher never wants to see Marouane Fellaini playing in the Premier League again after growing tired of the Man United midfielder's persistent foul play.

Carragher doesn't want to see Fellaini in the Premier League. Credit: PA

The lanky Belgian is currently serving a three-match ban for striking Robert Huth with an elbow during United's Premier League draw with Leicester last weekend.

The suspension will keep Fellaini out of action for United's final three league fixtures of the season, leaving him free to play in the FA Cup final against Crystal Palace – a privilege that Carragher does not believe he deserves.

Fellaini has earned himself a reputation for using his height to hit opponents with his elbows, and this is something Carragher believes should have landed him a heavier punishment.

Speaking in his Daily Mail column, the Liverpool legend said:

It can't be right that he will be available for Manchester United's big day against Crystal Palace on May 21. My personal hope is that we would never see him playing in the Premier League again.

Three games is not a sentence that will prove a deterrent to Fellaini. He is a repeat offender and it has gone beyond the point now where people can attempt to defend him by saying he is a tall lad who is using his arms for leverage.

– Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher
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