Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson says he respects N’Golo Kante and Troy Deeney’s decision not to return.
Earlier this week, Watford captain Deeney confirmed he would not be returning to training following the decision to allow small group sessions to begin.
Deeney says he didn’t feel comfortable returning to training due to the increased risk of coronavirus to BAME males and his young son having breathing difficulties.
Kante has also informed Chelsea he does not want to train amid the risk of contracting Covid-19.
And while Henderson says everyone’s situation is different he claims he feels “very safe” at Liverpool’s Melwood training ground.
Jordan Henderson says he feels “very safe” at Melwood
“I fully respect their opinion and their decision to do that,” he told Sky Sports.
“I think everybody is in a different situation with their family and at home. Ultimately, if you don’t feel comfortable or safe, you shouldn’t feel forced or pressured to come into work.
“I fully respect the lads that don’t feel comfortable as of yet, and I hope that they respect my opinion and that of the other players who have come back.
Troy Deeney has refused to return to Watford training other health concerns for himself and his family
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“Everybody’s situation is different but ultimately, for me, I feel very safe here at the training ground, otherwise I wouldn’t be here. My teammates as well.
“I can only really speak for us, but I fully respect people in different situations who don’t feel comfortable.
“If any of my teammates felt like that, I would fully support them and back them until they felt it…