McAllister gives latest Liverpool injury update ahead of cup clash

Christian Benteke is set to undergo a scan on his hamstring, Liverpool first-team coach Gary McAllister has said

Liverpool are waiting to find out the extent of Christian Benteke’s hamstring injury, Gary McAllister revealed on Tuesday.

The Belgian striker was forced off at half-time during Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Norwich City at Anfield after feeling a strain in the opening 45 minutes on Merseyside.

Benteke is set to undergo a scan on his leg on Tuesday to assess the seriousness of the problem, McAllister said as he addressed the media in the build-up to Liverpool’s League Cup third round clash against Carlisle United.

McAllister also revealed that Jordan Henderson’s operation on his broken metatarsal has been a success.

McAllister told the pre-match news conference at Melwood on Tuesday morning: “Christian will have an MRI scan today and hopefully they’ll find the problem – he’s got a little problem with his hamstring.

“Everybody [else] is good. Jordan’s come through fine. There’s not really a timescale on that, but everything went well there.

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“We’re picking from nearly a full squad [for Carlisle].”

Liverpool’s 1-1 draw with Norwich left them down in 11th place in the Premier League table after having taken eight points from their first six games.

The Reds are next in top-flight action when they host Aston Villa at Anfield on Saturday lunchtime.

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