Jordan Henderson: Liverpool Captain to Miss Three Weeks Through Injury

Jordan Henderson

Liverpool‘s captain Jordan Henderson suffered an injury against Atletico Madrid earlier this week. Jurgen Klopp has since confirmed that this means he will miss three weeks of action. This represents a significant blow to the club as the skipper has arguably been in the form of his life.

Jordan Henderson Injured for Three Weeks

Jordan Henderson Injury Blow

Liverpool’s captain will miss three weeks of action, according to Jurgen Klopp. This means that Henderson will miss Premier League games against West Ham, Watford and Bournemouth. He will also miss Liverpool’s FA Cup clash against Chelsea, though it is unlikely he would have played in that given the Liverpool sides that have played in the competition this season.

An injury which lasts for three weeks suggests that he will return for the Merseyside derby, or for the second leg against Atletico. Liverpool will hope that Henderson makes a swift recovery.

Options in Midfield

The injury to Jordan Henderson means that a position has opened up in Jurgen Klopp’s midfield. Georginio Wijnaldum will likely retain his spot, whilst Fabinho is the preferred defensive midfielder. However, the squad players will see Henderson’s injury as a chance to prove themselves worthy of starting.

James Milner was the man chosen to replace the captain in Spain and thus may be considered an automatic selection. His experience and leadership are invaluable, though it can be argued that Liverpool have more talented midfielders.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain consistently impressed during Fabinho’s absence and it was harsh to drop him. He will hope to use Henderson’s absence to cement his own position in the team. Naby Keita will hope to do similar. The Guinean international arrived at Anfield with lots of hype, though a combination of form and fitness have kept him out of the team.

Adam Lallana will also hope to benefit from Henderson’s absence, though realistically he is the least likely candidate. He is reaching the end of his contract and Liverpool have better players available.


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