Liverpool face nervous wait over extent of Jordan Henderson injury
Liverpool face nervous wait over fitness of Jordan Henderson as Reds prepare for significant lay-off to captain following adductor injury in Everton defeat as woes continue for Jurgen Klopp’s side
- Liverpool fear Jordan Henderson will face a significant lay-off after his injury
- The Reds captain came off with an adductor knock against Everton at Anfield
- Henderson is set for a scan on Monday to determine extent of the damage
- There is resignation he will not be available for RB Leipzig game on March 10
Liverpool fear Jordan Henderson faces a significant lay-off as the club’s nightmare season with injuries took another miserable twist.
Captain Henderson was forced off after 30 minutes of the Merseyside derby with an adductor issue. The 30-year-old was being pursued by Everton midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure when he pulled up sharply and crumpled to the ground.
He will have a scan today to determine the extent of the damage but Liverpool are braced for a lay-off of several weeks and are resigned to Henderson missing the second leg of the Champions League last-16 clash with RB Leipzig on March 10.
Liverpool face a nervous wait over the extent of Jordan Henderson’s injury against Everton
The Liverpool captain came off in the first half with an adductor injury at Anfield on Saturday
It is a huge blow for manager Jurgen Klopp and the worst possible footnote to the club’s first Anfield defeat in the derby since 1999. Everton’s 2-0 success was also Liverpool’s fourth consecutive home loss, the club’s worst run since 1923.
Klopp said of Henderson: ‘Nobody in the medical department was positive about it. It doesn’t look good.’
Liverpool’s season has fallen apart as they have found it impossible to replace key defenders Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip. Henderson and Fabinho, who had been deputising in the heart of the defence, have now succumbed themselves.
Liverpool are braced for a significant lay off to add to Jurgen Klopp’s injury nightmare
If the news is bad for Klopp, who expects to be without Henderson for Premier League fixtures against Sheffield United, Chelsea, Fulham and Wolves, it is also a worry for England manager Gareth Southgate, who is preparing for the start of World Cup qualification next month.
It is uncertain whether Henderson will be available for the games against Poland, San Marino and Albania, and a further concern for Southgate revolves around Jack Grealish, who missed Aston Villa’s 2-1 defeat by Leicester yesterday.
Southgate was at Villa Park and saw James Maddison, who has been in fine form, forced off with a hip injury after scoring in a victory that keeps the flying Foxes on course for a top-four finish.
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