Henderson injury update

Jordan Henderson faces an anxious wait ahead of Liverpool’s trip to Arsenal after being forced off against Bournemouth with a foot injury.


It is expected the problem, which forced the Reds captain to miss training last week, will be assessed by the club medical staff on Tuesday.

Henderson managed to play 51 minutes at Anfield before being withdrawn for Emre Can.

After the 1-0 win, in which Henderson set up the winner for Christian Benteke, Brendan Rodgers revealed the 25-year-old had taken painkillers in order to start the game.

“He had a problem with the bottom of his foot,” said Rodgers. “He hadn’t trained for part of the week.

“He was taking some painkillers with it, and did ever so well to even be out on the field.

“He wanted to give it a go, but you could see he was limited in his running.

“He did great for us when he was on the pitch, but it’s important we have fit players on the field, and unfortunately he was just in too much pain.”

Liverpool face Arsenal on Monday, looking to secure their first win at the Emirates since 2011.


By liverpoolecho.co.uk