Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has been ruled out of action for at least three weeks.
The English midfielder picked up a problem in the closing stages of their slender 1-0 defeat to Spanish outfit Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Champions League. Klopp has since said that the hamstring injury could keep Henderson out for at least three weeks, although could be longer.
Talking in his press conference ahead of the Reds’ match with West Ham United, he said: “[Henderson] could have been worse. It was a hamstring [issue] and there have been a lot of different hamstring injuries around in the Premier League, Harry Kane for example.
“It’s not that bad but he will be out for around three weeks or so. It is not cool but the way we see it, we were still lucky.”
Henderson, 29, could be out for a few key matches as Liverpool continue their pursuit of their maiden Premier League crown, whilst he could also potentially miss the return leg against Atletico Madrid.
In all competitions so far, he has made 34 appearances, scoring three goals and providing five assists.
Naturally, the Reds are overwhelming favourites to claim victory this weekend against the Hammers even without their captain Henderson. They can be backed at a price of 1/7 with Betfair to win the game.