Liverpool club-captain Jordan Henderson could be on the brink of a three-month injury lay-off, according to reports.
This comes from The Mirror. They say that Klopp feared the worst over an adductor muscle injury he sustained in the Merseyside derby defeat to Everton on Saturday.
The report adds that the club fears the muscle damage is a grade two tear, which could keep the Reds skipper for at least six weeks.
Klopp confirmed after the game that club medical staff informed him that Henderson’s injury “doesn’t look good”, and it looks to be at least a grade two tear, which demands a minimum recuperation period of at least six weeks.
Henderson, then, could be looking at up to three months on the sidelines in the worst-case scenario, according to The Mirror.
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That is a considerable blow to Liverpool, who have already lost Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip to season-ending injuries this term.
Fabinho, Liverpool’s other emergency cover option at centre-back, is also on the sidelines with a muscle injury.
Henderson’s setback was compounded with a 2-0 defeat to local rivals Everton, who secured their first Anfield victory since the turn of the millennium.
The Reds, too, have endured a wretched four-match losing run, as well as their worst record at home since 1923.
Jurgen Klopp was forced to pair together Nat Phillips with deadline-day signing Ozan Kabak at the weekend – his 18th different pairing this season.
So, it seems that everything that could have gone wrong for Liverpool this season has gone wrong. Jurgen Klopp certainly does not believe there is any great mystery there.
And the latest reports on Henderson would assume he is right to think so, too. Klopp has had little choice to dismantle his midfield to patch up his defence, and that has led Liverpool no closer to solving their defensive crisis all season.