Liverpool suffer another defensive injury blow as Henderson goes off

Liverpool suffer yet another injury blow as captain Jordan Henderson is forced off with a muscle injury in the opening 30 minutes of the Merseyside derby, meaning Jurgen Klopp has to use his 19th centre-back pairing this season!

  • Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson went off with an injury against Everton 
  • Henderson’s injury caused further disruption for Liverpool at centre-back
  • Jurgen Klopp has now used 19 different centre-back pairings so far this season 

Liverpool’s injury woes continued as captain Jordan Henderson had to be substituted in the first half of the Merseyside Derby against Everton.

Henderson was taken off in the 29th minute, with Nat Phillips replacing him.

The 30-year-old had to go off after suffering what a muscle injury following a tussle with Everton’s Abdoulaye Doucoure. 

Liverpool suffered yet another injury blow with Jordan Henderson being substituted v Everton

Henderson, who has been filling in at centre-back, was left in agony as he had to be taken off

Midfielder Henderson has been filling in at centre-back with Virgil van Dijk, Joel Matip and Joe Gomez all sidelined.

Henderson attempted to play on but was unable to do so, with Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp having to make a substitution.

Phillips came on to play alongside Ozan Kabak, who joined on loan in January, with Liverpool having now fielded a staggering 19 different centre-back pairings this season.

Nat Phillips was brought on, with Liverpool fielding their 18th centre-back pairing this season


Joel Matip and Fabinho

Rhys Williams and Fabinho

Joe Gomez and Virgil van Dijk

Jordan Henderson and Fabinho

Nat Phillips and Fabinho

Fabinho and Joe Gomez

Rhys Williams and Joe Gomez

Fabinho and Virgil van Dijk

Joel Matip and Joe Gomez

Rhys Williams and Virgil van Dijk

Nat Phillips and Joe Gomez

Joel Matip and Rhys Williams

Joel Matip and Jordan Henderson

Rhys Williams and Billy Koumetio

Nat Phillips and Jordan Henderson

Joel Matip and Virgil van Dijk

Fabinho and Jordan Henderson

Ozan Kabak and Jordan Henderson

Nat Phillips and Ozan Kabak 

Fabinho, who has often been used at centre-back this season, is also currently out.

Liverpool named January arrival Ben Davies, who has yet to play for the club, on the bench, while youngster Rhys Williams has made 12 appearances this season across all competitions. 

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