Jurgen Klopp Fears Fresh Injury Setback For Liverpool Star

By on December 31, 2015

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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp fears Jordan Henderson hasn’t suffered a fresh injury set-back after the midfielder was forced off during last night’s 1-0 win at Sunderland.

Henderson has only recently returned to action after a lengthy spell on the sidelines with a fractured foot while a niggling heel injury has also plagued the England international this season.

The 25-year-old once again started in the middle of the park alongside Emre Can at the Stadium of Light on Wednesday night but he was forced off after 60 minutes after aggravating his long-standing heel problem.

Speaking after Liverpool secured a hard-fought 1-0 victory thanks to Christian Benteke’s winner, Klopp said they’ll have to assess the injury to determine the full extent of the problem but admitted he hoped Henderson’s latest injury wasn’t anything serious.

The German is quoted as saying by the Mirror:

“I can’t say anything about the problem he has now, but I hope it’s not too serious,”

“I don’t really know the situation yet. It’s not perfect, otherwise we wouldn’t have taken him off, but we had to. Now we have to wait.”

Liverpool will be praying Henderson hasn’t suffered any serious set-back as the midfielder has become a central figure in the Reds team since taking over the captains armband from the departed Steven Gerrard and he’ll play a key role in Liverpool’s push for Champions League qualification.

The Merseysiders moved level on points with sixth-placed Manchester United with the win over Sunderland and they now trail fourth-placed Tottenham by just five points so Klopp will be hoping Henderson will be available when they take on West Ham this weekend.

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