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Jordan Henderson working hard to get fit after Klopp confirms absence for Leicester

Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that club-captain Jordan Henderson will not be involved in Liverpool’s clash with Leicester City on Sunday.

Henderson, 30, suffered a groin injury while on international duty with England. The Liverpool skipper was sent back to Merseyside for further assessment but has not recovered in time to face his former manager Brendan Rodgers.

He was pictured training at Liverpool’s new AXA Training Centre on Thursday as he looks to accelerate his recovery process to get back in contention for the Reds who are due to play 11 times in the next 36 days.

Henderson has become one of Liverpool’s most indispensable players over the years as was showcased in the 7-2 defeat to Aston Villa in September, so getting the midfield general as quickly as possible is in the club’s best immediate interests.

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Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images
Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images
Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images

Klopp also confirmed that Liverpool will be without Trent Alexander-Arnold for the Leicester match, while The Times report it could be until December 12 before the PFA Young Player of the Year is available for selection again.

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There was some good news on the injury front as Klopp refused to rule out both Fabinho and Thiago Alcantara for the weekend clash while Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is also making progress.

The midfield trio were all involved at Kirkby yesterday afternoon with the manager providing an update on the fitness of the aforementioned names during his press conference on Friday.

“We will see, [but] Hendo not and Trent [Alexander-Arnold] not, that’s clear. All the rest we will see.

“They [Fabinho and Thiago] are in a good way, Ox [is] in a good way. They are all closer but we will see if it is close enough for the weekend.”

Henderson and Alexander-Arnold are not on the cusp of immediate returns this weekend, but both could be available again shortly.

With the fixture list set to intensify over the coming weeks, ever player will be needed.

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