Jurgen Klopp has provided a slightly worrying injury update on Jordan Henderson, suggesting the Liverpool captain’s return is not yet close.
The Reds are back in action after almost three weeks away on Saturday night, with the Premier League champions making the trip to Arsenal.
Liverpool will have to make do without Henderson for the game, however, as he continues to recovery from a groin injury that required surgery.
The 30-year-old has been absent since the 2-0 defeat at home to Everton last month, acting as the latest in a string of injuries for Klopp this season.
Klopp provides Henderson injury update
Speaking to reporters on Friday, with quotes provided by journalist David Lynch on Twitter, the Liverpool manager discussed his skipper, worryingly admitting he doesn’t yet know when he will be fit:
“No, not really. He is not here in the moment, he cannot train.”
Klopp added that he hopes Henderson will return to training in a few weeks, but admitted he doesn’t know for sure: “The problem is, I’m not a doctor, so it’s just about time.”
Transfer Tavern take
Henderson’s return still seems to be a while away, meaning the midfielder may be sweating over his participation at Euro 2020.
He faces a race against time to prove himself, in what could possibly be the last major tournament for England, considering he turns 31 in June.
From a Liverpool perspective, they need him back as soon as possible, given the leadership, energy and quality he provides in the middle of the park.
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