Liverpool offer Henderson fitness update as Premier League champions prepare for Leeds opener

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Liverpool remain optimistic when it comes to Jordan Henderson’s chances of featuring in a Premier League season opener at home to Leeds.

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The Reds skipper has been stuck on the sidelines since early July.

A knee problem prevented Henderson from seeing out a title-winning campaign in 2019-20, although he was able to get his hands on a long-awaited trophy.

His rehabilitation has been stepped up ahead of the 2020-21 season, but he is still not ready to step back into the side just yet.

Klopp opted against taking any unnecessary risks in a friendly date with Blackpool on Saturday, but he is expecting Henderson to be in contention for a meeting with the Whites on September 12.

The Reds boss told Liverpool’s official website: “Obviously Hendo was desperate to play a few minutes but it makes no real sense because he had to do an important session.

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Navy expects defense, passing game to supplement run attack

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FILE – Navy head coach Ken Niumatalolo cheers his team on in the first half of the Liberty Bowl NCAA college football game against Kansas State Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019, in Memphis, Tenn. With coach Ken Niumatalolo struggling to prepare his offense in the middle of a pandemic, Navy will be sporting a new look when it opens against Brigham Young on Sept. 7.

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A dominant defense and an efficient passing attack are qualities not normally associated with the Navy football team, which has long relied on its running game to win.

This season could be decidedly different.

With coach Ken Niumatalolo struggling to prepare his offense in the middle of a pandemic, Navy will be sporting a new look when it opens against Brigham Young on Sept. 7.

Senior Dalen Morris takes over at quarterback for Malcolm Perry, who ran for 2,017 yards and 21 touchdowns

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