– Jordan Henderson is now the latest Liverpool player to suffer an injury
– The make-shift centre back was taken off after only 30 minutes in the 2-0 defeat to Everton
– Klopp hinted after the game that there was need to worry about his captain’s fitness
Liverpool fans were left with nothing but despair on Saturday, February 20 after Jurgen Klopp hinted that captain Jordan Henderson could potentially be out for weeks with injury.
The Reds succumbed to a fourth straight defeat at Anfield as Everton ran out 2-0 winners in the Merseyside derby.
Richarlison gave his side the lead early on while a penalty late in the game from Gylfi Sirgudsson put the game beyond doubt.
Liverpool suffered a double whammy in the game as their captain Henderson, who has been forced to adopt a defensive position in recent weeks, hobbled out after 30 minutes.
Henderson has been integral for the side in defence, especially in the absence of Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomes and Joel Matip.
After the game, Klopp was full of praise for Henderson’s performance in the opening 30 minutes but also expressed some concern about his injury.
He told the club’s website:
“We have options, of course, but how difficult it makes it… it makes it really difficult. But, for example, Nat was for sure not for one second our problem and even Hendo in the beginning of the game was really dominant, especially offensively. So, yes, it is a massive blow losing Hendo again. Massive.”
Liverpool signed two defenders in January Ozan Kabak and Greek fullback Konstantinos “Kostas” Tsimikas but that has far from solved their defensive woes.
Fans took to social media to express their disappointment at the latest injury setback, with some pessimistic one saying their Europe aspirations for next season was all but over.
The Reds will hope to bounce back to winning ways when they take on Sheffield United on Sunday, February 28.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho has stated that despite the unimpressive form of his team in the Premier League lately, Spurs can still make top four.
Tottenham had a sensational start to the season as the were on top of the standings for some time before they saw themselves down the ladder following dismal run of recent results.
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