LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson faces a protracted spell on the sidelines after present process an operation on the groin damage he sustained in final weekend’s Merseyside derby loss in opposition to Everton.
Liverpool has not put a timescale on the midfielder’s restoration however stated he will probably be out till no less than April in one other blow to its fading Premier League title protection.
“Henderson has efficiently had a corrective process carried out on the adductor damage,” Liverpool stated in an announcement on Friday. “He’ll start a rehabilitation program instantly.”
Liverpool is in sixth place, 19 factors behind chief Manchester Metropolis however the six-time European champions stay within the Champions League.
Henderson, who has been taking part in as an emergency heart again, joins a prolonged damage checklist.
The three senior central defenders, Virgil Van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip, have all had their seasons ended prematurely whereas backup Fabinho continues to be out, having performed simply one of many final seven matches due to a muscle damage.
James Milner continues to be sidelined by a hamstring downside and fellow midfielder Naby Keita solely returned to the squad final weekend for the primary time since mid-December. Ahead Diogo Jota started full coaching this week after three months out with a knee downside.