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Liverpool Star To Miss Arsenal Game After Being Ruled Out Of Leicester Trip
Liverpool have suffered a major injury blow with midfielder Jordan Henderson ruled out of the Merseysiders next two Premier League games, according to the Telegraph.
Henderson sustained a knock to his foot during training on Friday afternoon and reports emerged over the weekend that he may even have broken a bone – which would have ruled him out for several weeks.
The good news for Liverpool is that the Telegraph claim that scans have shown the injury isn’t as serious as first feared as Henderson hasn’t broken any bones and has just suffered bruising.
However, the newspaper says that he’s still expected to miss the next two games which means he’ll sit out tonight’s trip to the King Power to take on defending Premier League champions Leicester City.
Henderson will then be forced to miss Saturday’s crucial clash with Arsenal at Anfield which is likely to have a major say in both teams Champions League qualification hopes.
The injury will come as a major blow to Liverpool as they’ll now be without their captain for two huge games as they look to build on the win over Tottenham Hotspur two weeks ago.
Henderson has endured a frustrating campaign with a persistent heel injury causing his problems so he’ll also be disappointed to be on the treatment table again following his excellent display against Spurs.
It means that Jurgen Klopp will have to shuffle his midfield tonight with Emre Can the most likely to come in to join Gini Wijnaldum and Adam Lallana in the middle of the park.
Liverpool head in to the crucial double-header sitting fifth in the table – just one point behind Arsenal – so Klopp is going to be desperate to climb back in to the top four with a win tonight ahead of their huge showdown with the Gunners.