Liverpool Suffer Second Injury Concern In As Many Days

By on November 7, 2017

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Liverpool have suffered a second injury concern in as many days with Jordan Henderson set to withdraw from the England squad with a thigh problem, according to the Daily Mail.

Henderson missed Liverpool’s impressive 4-1 victory over West Ham at the London Stadium on Saturday evening after suffering a thigh injury last week.

The Reds skipper was still named in the England squad by boss Gareth Southgate ahead of their upcoming friendlies against Germany and Brazil.

Henderson has been undergoing treatment with the England medical team, however, it seems the injury is more serious than first thought as the Daily Mail are one of several media outlets claiming the midfielder is set to pull out of the squad.

The news will come as another blow to Southgate after Tottenham duo Harry Kane and Harry Winks withdrew from the squad on Monday due to minor knocks.

However, Henderson’s injury will also be a concern for Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp as his captain is now due to return to Merseyside to undergo treatment ahead of the visit of Southampton to Anfield on November 18.

This is the second injury blow Liverpool have received in as many days as news emerged yesterday that Nathaniel Clyne has suffered a setback in his recovery from a long-term back problem.

The right-back is yet to feature this season after injuring his back in pre-season but it looked like the England international was closing-in on his comeback after returning to light training.

However, Klopp has confirmed that Clyne has been forced to take a step back in his rehabilitation after the back muscle flared-up and the club aren’t prepared to take any risks with the defender.

When asked if there is a timeline on Clyne’s return, Klopp is quoted as saying by The Metro:

‘No. You cannot rush it. He’s here. He was in a good way, running with high intensity, stuff like this.

‘But the muscle showed a little reaction. That was not an injury, and usually with a healthy and fit player you wouldn’t even think about it.

‘But in his case because it was a little sign again from the back, we took him out and it’s a few steps back again.’

Joe Gomez and Trent Alexander-Arnold have been sharing duties at right-back during Clyne’s absence and the young duo are now expected to continue to do so over the coming weeks following news of his setback.

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