Premier League: Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson to miss remainder of season due to knee injury
Jordan Henderson to miss remaining games of the season due to the knee injury sustained in the 3-1 victory over Brighton and Hove Albion, in which he had to be withdrawn by manager Jurgen Klopp 10 minutes from full-time
Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has been ruled out of the rest of the Premier League champions’ campaign after the midfielder sustained a knee injury in their midweek win at Brighton & Hove Albion, manager Jurgen Klopp said on Friday.
Klopp was forced to withdraw Henderson 10 minutes from full-time in the 3-1 win after a collision with Yves Bissouma but the German said the 30-year-old does not require surgery.
“It is the best possible of the bad news. He does not need surgery,” Klopp told reporters in a virtual news conference. “He will not play again this season. I’m pretty positive he will be with us for the new season, he is a quick healer.
“We all felt for him, awful moment. We knew immediately. Hendo is an animal he fights for everything. He deals well with pain but in this moment, he knew something had happened. It was a complete mood killer.
“The boys were happy with the result but then the boys realised Hendo was hurt. No surgery needed is the good news. He will lift the trophy, he deserves to lift the trophy.”
Liverpool, who are on 92 points with four games remaining, are on course to break Manchester City’s record haul of 100 points and face Burnley on Saturday.
The AFC confirmed that the playoff and group stage (South) matches of the second-tier continental club competition will be held in the Maldives.
The move appears to form part of a rebuilding process at the north London side, with Belgium defender Alderweireld leaving despite having two years left on his contract.
No fee has been disclosed but British media reported value the deal at £34 million ($47 million) rising to £48 million with add-ons.