Jurgen Klopp is trying to look at things positively after Jordan Henderson’s latest injury setback, and even went as far as to say that it could be a good thing for the Liverpool captain.
The 25-year-old, skipper at Anfield this term after the departure of Steven Gerrard, only returned to action in November after a three-month layoff with a heel problem and a fracture in his foot.
He was substituted after an hour of Wednesday’s 1-0 win over former club Sunderland at the Stadium of Light, and there were initial fears that it was a repeat of the same injury, as The Mirror reports.
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And while the Reds manager admits that his is unsure of Henderson’s prognosis, he is hopeful that any upcoming layoff could finally cure the England midfielder of his long-standing heel problem.
“It was something with heel. It could be good for him and it might be the ‘final pain’,” Klopp is quoted as saying by Sky Sports on Thursday. “We will have to see. Everyone knows Hendo is a tough guy.”
Liverpool are the Premier League’s lunchtime kickoff on Saturday as they visit West Ham United. Henderson does not have much time to prove his fitness and may be rested until he is fully assessed.
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