Jurgen Klopp gave a brief injury update on Jordan Henderson after the captain went off on Saturday. It ‘doesn’t look good’.
Yes, yet another problem at the back. Jordan Henderson went off in the first-half against Everton with a worrying injury.
The captain went down without contact, clearly with some sort of muscular problem. He tried to carry on but couldn’t.
Henderson was playing centre-half, of course, covering for Fabinho, who was covering for Virgil van Dijk. Liverpool had to finish the game with a Nat Phillips / Ozan Kabak duo.
Both players made errors, however, as the Reds lost 2-0. Their first home defeat to Everton since 1999.
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Worrying times, then, that might get worse if Henderson is out long-term.
Jurgen Klopp gave an injury update on Henderson after the game and it doesn’t sound promising.
“It’s the groin, adductor region,” said Klopp, per the Liverpool Echo. “Nobody in the medical department was kind of positive about it.
“It doesn’t look good but we have to wait for the scan tomorrow hopefully.”
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Liverpool desperately need to change things around and this makes it hard to do so. Our big hope was Fabinho returning and Henderson moving back into midfield.
That quickly strengthens the two weakest areas but it sounds like that won’t be possible.
If Henderson is out for a significant period, Liverpool are in real trouble. They’ve played terribly of late but the captain was one of the few putting in halfway-decent performances.
The big hope, then, is that he’ll recover quickly. If not, then either Ben Davies or Ozan Kabak will have to explode into good form.
That won’t fix the midfield but it would at least make things more solid. If neither are up to the grade, then we fear for Liverpool.
Their form isn’t going to turnaround anytime soon if injuries keep happening.