LIVERPOOL captain Jordan Henderson was dropped to the bench by Jurgen Klopp for their clash with Watford.
The Reds skipper was named on the bench on Wednesday night with James Milner joining Fabinho and Georginio Wijnaldum in midfield.
Henderson was subbed off by Jurgen Klopp during the 0-0 draw with Manchester United at Old Trafford and the pair were involved in an apparent spat.
Liverpool boss Klopp confronted Henderson on the bench after the Reds captain appeared to walk straight past his manager and ignore his handshake request.
Klopp denied that there was a rift between the pair and called it a misunderstanding.
He said: “In terms of the situation, it was a pure misunderstanding. That’s clear.
“For me, when a player leaves the pitch, it’s clear, we shake hands.
“But I’m in the situation as well. I didn’t say you have to wait for me until I look at you again as I was with Shaq talking and then Hendo left. He was saying thank-you to the crowd.
“I thought he didn’t (go to shake hands) and that’s why I turned and told him to (go back and shake my hand).
“But everyone else told me ‘no, no, no, he wanted to shake your hand but you were not ready’. That’s how a misunderstanding works. That’s all. It was nothing.”
Liverpool went back to the top of the Premier League with their draw at Manchester United, one point ahead of Manchester City.
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