Reds await scan on Henderson after midfielder suffers knee injury against Brighton
Liverpool are waiting to see the extent of the knee injury suffered by Jordan Henderson during The Reds’ 3-1 win at Brighton on Wednesday night.
Henderson had scored Liverpool’s second goal of the night, following Mohamed Salah’s opener, as Jürgen Klopp’s side raced into an early two-goal lead at the Amex Stadium. Leandro Trossard pulled a goal back for Brighton just before the break but a brilliant header for Salah’s second goal of the game gave The Reds a 3-1 victory.
Unfortunately for Henderson, he suffered a knock to his knee late in the game and was replaced by James Milner in the 80th minute.
Speaking in his post-match press conference about the extent of Henderson’s injury, Klopp said:
“I don’t know [how serious it is], I don’t know, honestly. I didn’t see the situation back on the pitch, but I know that it will not be nothing, probably. That’s how it is, but we have to wait. I cannot say more.”
Later on, when interviewed on LFCTV, as reported by David Lynch, Klopp commented that Henderson’s feeling about the injury was “not too good”.
Klopp downbeat on Henderson in his interview with LFCTV: “We have to see with Hendo because that’s not so good news how it looks in the moment. As a player, sometimes you have the right feeling, sometimes not. His feeling at the moment is not too good, but we will see.”
— David Lynch (@LynchStandard) July 8, 2020
Liverpool fans will be hoping Henderson’s injury is not bad enough to prevent him from playing any part in the club’s remaining four games of the season. The captain deserves huge credit for the level of performance he has consistently shown this season. To be denied the chance to see the season out for Klopp’s Reds would be a cruel fate for the midfielder.
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