Jordan Henderson adds to Jurgen Klopp’s injury woes with Liverpool captain ‘likely to miss clash with table-topping Leicester after picking up groin problem on England duty’
- Jordan Henderson is set to miss Liverpool’s game with Leicester on Saturday
- The midfielder picked up a groin injury while on international duty with England
- Jurgen Klopp will be without several key players due to injuries and Covid-19
Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson is reportedly set to miss Sunday’s clash with Leicester with the groin injury he picked up on international duty.
The midfielder suffered the injury in England’s game with Belgium on Sunday and returned to Liverpool on Monday after withdrawing from Gareth Southgate’s squad.
The Reds were hopeful Henderson would be available but The Times report that he is likely to miss the game at Anfield, giving Jurgen Klopp another headache ahead the clash with the league leaders.
Jordan Henderson is reportedly set to miss Liverpool’s game with Leicester on Sunday
Henderson’s absence has given boss Jurgen Klopp another headache over team selection
The Liverpool boss had already been dealt a huge blow on Wednesday when Mohamed Salah tested positive for coronavirus for a second time.
The forward had been in self-isolation since last Friday when he first tested positive with mild symptoms while on international duty with Egypt.
The 28-year-old had attended his brother’s wedding in Cairo four days earlier and was pictured without a face mask and failed to observe social distancing.
The Reds are also missing Mohamed Salah after he tested positive for Covid-19 again
The forward first tested positive last Friday after attending his brother’s wedding in Cairo
Salah could also miss the next two games against Atalanta in the Champions League and Brighton on November 28.
He will continue to self-isolate and cannot leave his homeland until he returns a negative test result.
Klopp is also without long-term absentees Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez while Trent Alexander-Arnold is facing another three weeks on the sidelines after picking up a calf injury against Manchester City.
Joel Matip is currently the only fit senior centre back with either Nat Phillips or Rhys Williams likely to partner him in the starting line-up on Sunday.
Trent Alexander-Arnold is also sidelined after picking up a calf injury against Manchester City
However, Williams missed the England U21 game against Albania with a sore hip and was sent home as a precaution.
Fabinho, who can also play in the centre of defence, is still receiving treatment for a hamstring injury.
Thiago Alcantara has missed the last three Premier League games with a knee injury but there is a chance he could play some part in the game on Sunday.
Andy Robertson should also be fit after playing in Scotland’s defeat by Israel on Wednesday. The left back has recovered from the tight hamstring that kept him out of the game with Slovakia on Sunday.
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