It’s feared that Jordan Henderson could miss the remainder of the season and possibly the start of next term after picking up a knee injury in the 3-1 win over Brighton, as per a report from The Guardian.
The Liverpool captain was forced off after an innocuous second-half collision with Yves Bissouma and he then underwent a scan on his return to Merseyside to determine whether he sustained ligament damage
The results from a scan are expected on Friday, but there are growing concerns at the club that the industrious midfielder faces a prolonged spell on the sidelines, one that could see him miss the beginning of the Premier League title defence, which you can claim betting bonuses on already at your-bonus-code.com if you back the Reds to retain their trophy.
The expected prognosis of strained knee ligaments could see him sidelined for a period of between six and eight weeks and taking into account the quick turnaround between seasons, Henderson could potentially miss the opening games of the 2020/21 campaign.
Perhaps most disappointingly, Henderson is due to lift the Premier League trophy at Anfield on July 22nd after the final home game of the season against Chelsea. The Liverpool man may now be denied the chance to perform his trademark trophy shuffle.
Jurgen Klopp expressed his concern at the extent of the injury after the game: “We don’t know exactly, we have to wait, but the injury to Hendo is massive. It is in the knee and it doesn’t look as if it’s nothing at this period of the season.”
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Missing the final few games of the current campaign will disappoint Henderson but given that Liverpool have already won the title, it’s not a season-defining period that he’ll miss.
However, Henderson missing the first few games of the new campaign will be a big blow for Liverpool, who have benefitted from some big performances from their captain this year.
Hopefully, the diagnosis of Henderson’s injury is better than feared and the captain will be fit and healthy to start the season where Liverpool will be defending their crown.