Klopp Fears The Worst After Liverpool Suffer Fresh Injury Blow Against Dortmund
Jurgen Klopp has admitted one of his key men is facing a spell on the sidelines after suffering a knee injury during Liverpool’s 1-1 draw with Borussia Dortmund
Jurgen Klopp has admitted Jordan Henderson is facing a spell on the sidelines after suffering a knee injury during Liverpool’s 1-1 draw with Borussia Dortmund on Thursday night.
Henderson once again skippered the side last night after leading the Liverpool players out at the Westfalenstadion for the first leg of Liverpool’s Europa League quarter final tie with Dortmund.
However, the 25-year-old failed to complete the full ninety minutes after being replaced by Joe Allen at half-time having picked up a knee injury during the first half.
The England international will now undergo a scan when the Liverpool squad arrive back on Merseyside today with the club keen to discover the full extent of the problem.
The initial signs indicate Henderson is facing a spell on the sidelines as Klopp admitted after the game last night that the injury ‘doesn’t look too good’ but wouldn’t speculate on how long the midfielder would be out for until the scan results are known.
Klopp told Liverpoolfc.com:
“It’s really frustrating because each team in the world needs a little bit of luck and again it looks we don’t have [this]. It’s a knee issue in this moment.
“Until we have the scan we hope for everything, but it doesn’t look too good.
“I don’t want to speculate [on what it is] because what can I say until we have the scan? It is not a small thing, I think. That’s what we can say. We have to wait for the result of the scan.”
It would be a huge blow for Liverpool if Henderson is ruled out for any period of time as the Reds are well placed to progress to the semi-finals of the Europa League following last night’s impressive 1-1 first leg draw in Germany.
We’ll have to wait for more news once the scan has been done but Henderson is almost certain to miss Sunday’s Premier League clash with Stoke and is a major doubt for the return leg with Dortmund at Anfield next week.
If the midfielder has sustained serious damage to his knee, not only could he miss the rest of the season with Liverpool but with just two months until the start of Euro 2016, Roy Hodgson will also be praying for good news when the scan results come in.
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