Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has provided an update on the injury suffered by captain Jordan Henderson against Bayern Munich on Wednesday night.
The England international went down in the early stages of the Reds’ 3-1 win at the Allianz Arena and was replaced by Fabinho, and now Klopp has revealed a bit more about the situation.
“Jordan Henderson twisted his ankle,” the Liverpool boss said, as quoted by the Daily Mirror. “Hopefully it is not too serious. Making early changes is never a good time.”
This is a bit of a worry for Liverpool. It was obviously very negative for the team to lose its captain so early in such a big game, although the fact that it was Fabinho – a player who probably should have started the game – who came on lessened the impact of Henderson’s departure. Still, Henderson remains a hugely important player for the club and so Klopp won’t want to be without him for any significant length of time. The German always turns to the former Sunderland man for big games and there are plenty of those still to come this season. However, Klopp does have options in midfield at the moment. Obviously Fabinho came on on Wednesday to join Georginio Wijnaldum and James Milner, while Adam Lallana and Xherdan Shaqiri were also waiting in the wings. A twisted ankle isn’t the worst thing in the world, but if it turns out to be anything more serious then it will be a big blow to Liverpool.