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Liverpool Duo Set To Miss Burnley Clash But Key Man Expected To Return
Jordan Henderson and Daniel Sturridge are major doubts for Liverpool’s Premier League clash with Burnley on Sunday but Dejan Lovren is expected to return to the squad, according to the Metro.
Henderson suffered a foot injury in training on the eve of Liverpool’s trip to Leicester City last month and watched from the sidelines as the Reds lost 3-1 at the King Power Stadium.
The skipper was then ruled out of the Merseysiders 3-1 victory over Arsenal at Anfield last weekend and it looks as though he could be set to miss out again after failing to take part in training yesterday.
Sturridge has also missed Liverpool’s last two league games after suffering a hip problem in training last month and the striker was also an absentee on the training pitches at Melwood on Tuesday.
Henderson and Sturridge are now running out of time to get themselves back in training and in contention for the visit of Burnley to Anfield on Sunday afternoon.
However, there is some more positive news on Lovren as the defender continued to work on his fitness yesterday having recently recovered from a knee injury which has kept him out for the last month.
The Croatian international has been forced to miss the last four games because of the injury but was close to featuring against Arsenal on Saturday so should be back in the squad this weekend.
Lucas Leiva and Ragnar Klavan have deputised at the back in recent weeks but Jurgen Klopp is expected to recall Lovren on Sunday to resume his partnership alongside Joel Matip.
Liverpool head in to the weekend action sitting fourth in the table following their win over Arsenal but with the Gunners just two points behind and holding a game in hand Klopp knows they can not afford to slip up against Burnley on Sunday.