Rodgers delivers latest Liverpool injury update on Henderson ahead of Arsenal trip

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers discusses the extent of Jordan Henderson's foot injury which forced him off last night

Brendan Rodgers has revealed that Jordan Henderson is managing a foot injury after the Liverpool captain was forced off in the second half of their 1-0 win against Bournemouth on Monday night.

The 25-year-old started his first game as Liverpool captain at Anfield after he succeeded Reds legend Steven Gerrard in the role following the former England skipper’s move to La Galaxy this summer.

It’s important that we have fit players on the field and unfortunately for him he was just in too much pain

Jordan Henderson

Henderson provided the assist to tee up summer signing Christian Benteke for his first Liverpool goal following his £32.5m move from Aston Villa in the 29th minute.

But Rodgers had to withdraw Henderson inside the opening five minutes of the second half, and the Liverpool manager revealed the extent of the England international’s injury problem.

“He’s had a problem with the bottom of his foot,” Rodgers told his post-match media conference.

“He hadn’t trained for part of the week, he was taking some painkillers with it. He did ever so well to even be out on the field.

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

“He did great for us in the period of time that he was on but it’s important that we get victories and it’s important that we have fit players on the field and unfortunately for him he was just in too much pain.”

Henderson could miss Liverpool’s game against Arsenal at Emirates Stadium in their next Premier League game on Monday night.

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The former Sunderland midfielder scored six goals in 36 Premier League games last season.

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