Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that Jordan Henderson suffered a twisted ankle against Bayern Munich but is hoping that it’s not too serious and is optimistic that the midfielder won’t be out for long if at all.
The Englishman went down injured at the beginning of the game and although he tried to play on, he was unable to and Fabinho was subsequently introduced in his place.
Speaking after the game, Klopp said: “It’s a big night with a little shadow that is Hendo’s twisted ankle.
“It’s Hendo so he’s a hard one, but we have to see, of course. It looks hopefully not that serious but for tonight we had to change.
“That’s always a bad sign for a game, when you have to change early. We trained with him there in that position – we wanted to, not to rest Fabinho, but we wanted to bring in fresh legs and Hendo had fresh legs but unfortunately, that didn’t help with the ankle.”
While Henderson didn’t get to make a meaningful contribution to the game, Fabinho was able to come on and make some really important challenges while his proactive style of play aided Liverpool’s hit-and-run style of play on the night.
The Reds now have a few days’ rest before they will travel to London to face Fulham at Craven Cottage with the chance to go top of the Premier League as Manchester City face Swansea City this weekend in the quarterfinals of the FA Cup.