Jordan Henderson has had his knee scanned today and the results, as stated by LFC, are as follows:

‘A scan on the knee injury Jordan Henderson sustained during Liverpool’s clash with Borussia Dortmund on Thursday night has shown isolated damage to his lateral collateral ligament.

The Reds captain picked up the problem during the first half of the 1-1 draw at Signal Iduna Park and was subsequently replaced by Joe Allen at the interval.

Further examination upon his return to Liverpool on Friday afternoon uncovered the extent of the damage.

Under normal circumstances, an LCL injury can typically lead to anything up to a three-month layoff.

However, Henderson’s issue appears to be less serious and providing all goes well with the midfielder’s recovery programme, the time out of action could be limited to between six and eight weeks.

The 25-year-old does not require surgery on the injury.’

Going by the recovery times being mentioned it would appear unlikely that Henderson will play for Liverpool again this season. However, it is not beyond the realms of possibility that he could be fit again to play in the Euros although he would have limited preparation time. A more immediate problem for Liverpool is the loss of Henderson on top of Emre Can’s two match suspension. We will be seeing a rather different midfield against Stoke, it would seem.

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Huytonian
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My main concern is that we will be without both Henderson and Can for our next 2 domestic games. Allen could replace one of them but the other place would have to be taken by Milner (not his position), Lucas (just returning from injury) or Stewart (inexperienced).

It’s bad news for Hendo who has had a difficult season with injury and indifferent form. Although he will desperately want to go to the Euros, from a purely selfish LFC point of view I hope he stays at home, rests his foot as well as his knee and comes back strong for a good pre-season.

warrior18
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Is Can ruled out for the dortmund game next thursday??? if so then that’s a problem, he was excellent last night so he’ll be a big loss for the return leg, not concerned about the lge now i must say, nothing to go for unless you’re eager that we secure a EL spot for next season, of course there’s pro’s and con’s as regards that but i for one won’t be disappointed if we miss out.
As regards hendo, just seeing some stats for us this season and apparently we’ve scored less and won less when hendo has been out injured, not a good omen but i think we’ll manage okay without him, allen or milner can fill in, just a bit of tweaking by klopp and we’ll be fine i feel.

KLOPPite
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Allen will be included and we might tweak things with the inclusion of Firmino up front more and Lallana hustling back in support

Musicman71 aka Muso
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I think that we may actually be better with Allen playing. He’s come on big time since Klopp took over

Koped49
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Agree with your statement that Allen as improved, and as put in some good shifts when Adkins to play

Musicman71 aka Muso
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For me Allen would’ve got MOTM yesterday, if Origi hadn’t played the blinder he did

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