Jordan Henderson is itching to get back with Liverpool and start gearing up for 2018-19 with his teammates having already begun fitness work while on holiday, James Milner has revealed.

The captain, who is set to report to Melwood at the start of next week, posted a photo on his official Instagram account on Monday of a running session.

And having exchanged messages with Henderson, Milner is in no doubt the Reds’ No.14 is desperate to step up his preparations for the forthcoming campaign with the squad.

“We’ve got Hendo to come back and I know he’s running because he’s been sending me messages, so he’ll be ready to go when he comes back,” Milner told

“Of course he is [itching to get back], that’s why he’s a top player and a proper leader.

“He works so hard, so he’ll be ready to go and could probably play a day after he comes back, to be honest!”