Jordan Henderson ready to adapt to ‘strange’ behind-closed-doors games

Jordan Henderson concedes football will be "strange" without fans present but is determined not to let levels drop.

The Liverpool skipper, who has enjoyed perhaps his best season yet at Anfield, resumed training along with his team-mates earlier this week.

Top flight football is set to restart next month behind closed doors with the Premier League having 92 fixtures left to complete.

The Bundesliga gave an insight last weekend into what football without fans looks like.

And while Henderson admits it is not ideal he is focused on the job in hand.

"Of course it’s going to be different,'" he told Liverpool's website. "I’ve played in a game not so long ago behind closed doors [for England] and it is very different. Fans make such a big difference in football and we all know how important they are.

"When I watched the Dortmund game, the first one, I thought the level was pretty good. It was nice to just watch pure football and not have any distractions. It was just all about the football really.

"It was quite good to watch and I thought, like I said, the intensity levels looked good. But of course it’s always going to be strange because fans are a massive part of football and it is different without them.

"I’m pretty sure we all want them back in the stadiums as soon as possible whenever it’s safe for them to come back. But until then, I think we need to try to adapt and make the best of the situation.

"Even if we are playing for a long period without fans, then we need to be at the same intensity levels and perform at the same level because that’s what we’re here to do – perform and win games.


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