Jordan Henderson says it is easy for people to get ‘caught up’ in vaccine misinformation on social media and insists he and his fellow Liverpool stars are taking their advice only from medical experts.
The coronavirus vaccine rate among Premier League players has come under scrutiny in recent days after it was revealed 16 per cent had refused the jab.
Henderson has been a strong leader for Liverpool and the Premier League throughout the pandemicGetty
There were 77 per cent who were double jabbed, while 84 per cent had received one dose.
Liverpool are ’99 per cent’ vaccinated and Jurgen Klopp has been vocal in his push for all players to get the jab.
Although Klopp accepted that vaccines cannot be enforced, he believes it should be mandatory from a ‘moral point of view’.
Liverpool captain Henderson spoke to talkSPORT about getting vaccinated and explained how he is ignoring social media theories and, like his manager, following advice from medical experts.
Henderson said Klopp had spoken to them about the COVID vaccineGetty
He said: “The manager has spoken to the players about it and he can only give his view, but he can never force anybody to do something they didn’t want to do.
“He can only give his view on it and it’s up to the lads to decide what they want to do.
“For all of us really, I don’t think we’re smart enough to make the decision on our own. There’s a lot things flying around on social media and you can get caught up in it a little bit.
“For us, it’s about listening to the people who are experts on it. The doctors, the medical experts who know exactly what the best way forward is.
“That’s the only way we can base our decision on really. That’s what we always try to do – listen to them and try to follow procedure for us to be safe and be healthy and try to come out of this pandemic as safely and healthy as possible.”
Henderson believes players need to listen to medical experts before making their decision on their vaccineGetty
Listen to the full interview with Jordan Henderson on Boxing Day before Liverpool’s Premier League clash with Leeds at 12.30pm – a game you can listen to live on talkSPORT.