Liverpool face nervous expectation over Jordan Henderson’s fitness as the Reds brace for a major captain’s layoff following an adductor injury in Everton defeat as woes continue for Liverpool Jurgen Klopp’s team
- Liverpool fear Jordan Henderson could be fired after injury
- The Reds captain came off with an adductor blow against Everton at Anfield
- Henderson is due for a scan on Monday to determine the extent of the damage
- There is resignation, he will not be available for the match of RB Leipzig on March 10
Liverpool fear Jordan Henderson faces a major layoff as the club’s nightmare season with injuries has taken another miserable turn.
Captain Henderson was sent off after 30 minutes of the Merseyside derby with an adductor problem. The 30-year-old was being chased by Everton midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure when he suddenly stopped and collapsed to the ground.
He will have a CT scan today to determine the extent of the damage, but Liverpool are bracing themselves for a weeks-long layoff and are resigned to Henderson missing the Champions League last-16 second leg with RB Leipzig on March 10.
Liverpool face nervous expectation over extent of Jordan Henderson’s injury vs Everton
The Liverpool captain was out in the first half with an adductor injury at Anfield on Saturday
It’s a blow for manager Jurgen Klopp and the worst possible footnote in the club’s first defeat at Anfield in the derby since 1999. Everton’s 2-0 success was also the fourth successive home defeat of Liverpool, 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 fell apart as they found it impossible to replace key defenders Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip. Henderson and Fabinho, who filled in at the heart of the defence, have now succumbed.
Liverpool prepare for major layoff to add to Jurgen Klopp’s injury nightmare
While the news is bad for Klopp, who expects to be without Henderson for Premier League matches against Sheffield United, Chelsea, Fulham and Wolves, it is also a concern for England manager Gareth Southgate, who is preparing for the start of qualifying for the next World Cup. month.
It is unclear whether Henderson will be available for games against Poland, San Marino and Albania, and another concern for Southgate is Jack Grealish, who missed Aston Villa’s 2-1 loss to Leicester yesterday.
Southgate were at Villa Park and saw fit James Maddison sent off with a hip injury after scoring in a win that keeps the Flying Foxes on track for a top-four finish.