Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has said he respects Troy Deeney's decision to not attend training with Watford.

The Hornets' skipper declined to join the rest of his teammates after Premier League clubs voted in favour of returning to training on Monday afternoon, citing concerns about the disproportionate effect coronavirus has on BAME people and his son's health conditions.

The day after it was revealed that three people from Watford had tested positive for Covid-19, including teammate Adrian Mariappa.

Following Deeney's example, Chelsea midfielder Ngolo Kante has also abstained from training after raising concerns of his own.

Henderson said he respects both players' decisions and that not everybody is in the same situation.

"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.

"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 was right to come back."