Liverpool boss Jürgen Klopp should discover this morning if Jordan Henderson is facing another injury lay-off after the midfielder was forced out of last night’s 1-0 win at Sunderland after an hour.
The 25-year-old Liverpool captain has only just returned to action due to his heel and foot problems. Henderson has a condition known as Plantar Fasciitis and to make matters worse he broke a metatarsal in his right foot back in September.
Henderson is having to play through the pain barrier and that has sparked questions why Liverpool’s medical team weren’t alerted to possible problems when he underwent his medical with us when he was signed back in 2011.
Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson rejected the possibility of taking Henderson to Old Trafford back then because he thought there might be serious problems in the future.
In ‘Alex Ferguson: My Autobiography’ (£6.14 / 61% off today), Fergie said: “We looked at Jordan Henderson a lot, and Steve Bruce was unfailingly enthusiastic about him.
“But we noticed that Henderson runs from his knees, with a straight back.
“The modern footballer runs from his hips, and we thought this gait might cause him problems later in his career.”
Klopp will address the media today at today’s pre-match press conference. We will update you if he provides an update on Henderson. You can also watch the press conference via our members’ website.