Jordan Henderson out until April

Reigning champions Liverpool have been dealt another blow as their club captain Jordan Henderson is expected to be sidelined for six to eight weeks after undergoing surgery on an adductor injury.

Henderson suffered the injury in Liverpool’s derby defeat against Everton last Saturday, and further assessments by club’s medical team suggested the midfielder to go under the knife. A club statement read “No specific timescale is being placed upon his return; however, the 30-year-old is ruled out initially until after the March international break.

Henderson’s recovery will be closely monitored by the club’s medical department and his progression during his rehab work will determine when he is able to resume full training.”

The England international is now set to miss crucial games against Chelsea in the league and RB Leipzig in Champions League second leg. Having deputised in central defence due to injuries to Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez, Jurgen Klopp would now have to turn to Ozan Kabak and Ben Davies, plus Nat Phillips and Rhys Williams for their game against Sheffield United.

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