Liverpool fear that Jordan Henderson may miss the start of the new season with ligament damage after the club’s captain injured his left knee in the win over Brighton
- Jordan Henderson sustained a knee injury against Brighton on Wednesday evening
- Liverpool fear that the collision could rule out their captain before the start of next season
- The concern is that Henderson, who scored on the Amex, damaged his ligament
- That means Henderson needs at least eight weeks of recovery time
Liverpool fear that Jordan Henderson might miss the start of the new season due to the injury he sustained in Brighton.
Jurgen Klopp was particularly gloomy about the situation after his team’s 3-1 win at Amex Stadium, saying “it won’t be nothing”, and the Liverpool skipper has already been banned from his team’s last four games.
Henderson, one of the season’s outstanding performers, traveled back from Liverpool on Wednesday evening with Liverpool’s squad and had a scan on Thursday afternoon to determine the extent of damage to his left knee that he sustained in a 79-minute collision.
Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson may miss next season’s start with a knee injury
The club fears that Henderson has suffered some ligament damage after a collision with Brighton
The concern is that Henderson has sustained some ligament damage, which would mean a recovery time of at least eight weeks. The next Premier League campaign is scheduled to start on the weekend of September 5 – 63 days.
Whether Henderson can prepare for the date, it will still give Henderson – and his manager – a huge blow that he can’t play in any of the remaining games against Burnley, Arsenal, Chelsea or Newcastle as Liverpool pursue a Premier League points record.
Liverpool, meanwhile, is going to a tribunal to find out how much they have to pay for Harvey Elliott. The 17-year-old joined the club from Fulham 12 months ago, who reported having received a formal offer of £ 750,000 for the teenager.
However, the championship club’s valuation is closer to £ 7 million and the Compensation Committee of professional footballers will meet in the coming months to work out a figure. Liverpool was in a similar position to Danny Ings four years ago and ultimately paid Burnley £ 6.4 million.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp (left) comforted Henderson while James Milner (right) replaced him