Hamstring injury, Jordan Henderson must be out for three weeks

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson is expected to be sidelined for up to three weeks with a hamstring injury.

The England midfielder had to leave the field in the second half of the English Premier League match against Newcastle United, Wednesday (31/8).

The injury has also forced Henderson to miss the Merseyside Derby match when Liverpool were held to a 0-0 draw by Everton at Goodison Park, Saturday (3/9).

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According to a report by The Athletic, Henderson underwent a scan on Friday (2/9) and it was confirmed that he had only suffered a minor injury.

However, it was enough to force Henderson to miss Liverpool’s Champions League Group A opener at Napoli headquarters, Thursday (8/9) early morning WIB.

The 32-year-old footballer is also expected to miss Liverpool’s next series of matches against Wolverhampton, Ajax and Chelsea.

However, Henderson is struggling to recover when England continue their UEFA Nations League against Italy and Germany, later this month.

However, in the worst case scenario Henderson will have to rest longer and only return after the international break when Liverpool host Brighton and Hove Albion on 1 October.

Henderson’s absence has come with slightly better news for Liverpool, with Thiago Alcantara having resumed training with the team since Monday (5/9) after suffering a hamstring injury.

Juergen Klopp has the task of determining whether the Spanish midfielder is fit enough to return to play against Napoli, or he has the option of making a debut appearance for Juventus loanee Arthur Melo, who only warmed to the bench during the Merseyside Derby.

The crisis in Liverpool’s midfield is also still ongoing as Fabio Carvalho is doubtful against Napoli after suffering an injury in the Merseyside Derby, while Curtis Jones has yet to play again. (Ant/OL-1)