Liverpool have been handed yet another injury concern ahead of Sunday’s Premier League clash against Leicester City, this time involving Jordan Henderson.
The Reds captain started for England against Belgium on Sunday night, but lasted just 45 minutes as the Three Lions’ hopes of reaching the Uefa Nations League finals were dashed by a 2-0 loss in Leuven.
Henderson was replaced by Tottenham’s Harry Winks at half-time of the Group A2 contest, with Gareth Southgate unsure after the match if the reigning Football Writers’ Association (FWA) Footballer of the Year had suffered a hamstring issue ahead of Wednesday’s meeting with Iceland at Wembley.
“Jordan had a bit of tightness at half-time and felt he couldn’t carry on,” Southgate said. “We’ll have to assess him when we get back.”
Worries over Henderson add further to a constantly escalating injury crisis at Liverpool, who are already expected to be without Virgil van Dijk for the remainder of the season following knee surgery.
Fellow defender Joe Gomez will also miss a “significant” portion of the remainder of 2020/21 with his own serious knee injury suffered in England training last week, while Trent Alexander-Arnold and Fabinho are also currently sidelined along with Thiago Alcantara and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
To make matters even worse for defending top-flight champions Liverpool, who sit third and one point adrift of leaders Leicester before Sunday evening’s encounter at Anfield, Mohamed Salah has entered isolation after testing positive for Covid-19 while on international duty with Egypt and Andy Robertson withdrew from Scotland’s meeting with Slovakia on Sunday after suffering a hamstring issue in the dramatic win over Serbia.