Liverpool manager provides injury update on €35m-rated midfielder

Merseyside club captain Jordan Henderson is ready to miss around three weeks of action due to the hamstring injury he picked up with Atletico Madrid on Tuesday night. England international limped out of the 1-0 loss in the Spanish capital and now seems likely to skip the second leg at Liverpool on 11 March.

Jordan will also sit out Premier League contests with West Ham United, Watford and Bournemouth and the FA Cup fifth-round tie at Chelsea. Reds are away at Everton in the Merseyside derby on 16 March, and he will be looking to come back in time for then.

Liverpool manager is disappointed to lose his captain for the next three weeks but knows the injury could be worse. ‘Hendo, it could have been worse. How we all know, it was a hamstring,’ said Jurgen Klopp. ‘We heard of different hamstring injuries now nearly in the Premier League Harry Kane, for example.

It’s not that bad. ‘But he will be out, I think, for three weeks or so, which is not cool. But how we see it, we were still lucky. That’s it.’ Xherdan Shaqiri is also out of contention and is not training with the rest of the squad yet, but otherwise, the German boss has a full contingent to choose from with West Ham United on Monday night at Anfield.

The likes of Naby Keita, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, James Milner and youngster Curtis Jones will hope to replace the 29-year-old in the Reds midfield in his absence. Jurgen recognises that it is a chance for these footballers to shine, but is keen to point out just how big a loss his captain is.