Klopp gives Liverpool FC injury update on 28-year-old ahead of Spurs clash
Jordan Henderson's injury isn't serious despite his absence for Sunday's 3-1 win, Liverpool FC manager Jurgen Klopp confirms
Jurgen Klopp is confident that Liverpool FC captain Jordan Henderson will be fit to face Tottenham Hotspur when the Premier League returns after the international break.
The England international suffered a knee injury in the 12th minute of Liverpool FC’s 3-1 victory over Bayern Munich in the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie last week.
Henderson was replaced by Fabinho and the Brazilian midfielder acquitted himself well in a famous European win at the Allianz Arena.
The summer signing continued in a holding role for the trip to Craven Cottage on Sunday afternoon as Henderson was forced to sit out the Premier League clash.
Goals from Sadio Mane and James Milner sealed a 2-1 victory over Fulham to hoist Liverpool FC above Manchester City and into top spot in the table.
Liverpool FC will return to Premier League action with a home clash against third-placed Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday 31 March.
The Reds skipper has been named in Gareth Southgate’s England squad for their upcoming games against Czech Republic and Montenegro in the Euro 2020 qualifiers.
Speaking at his post-match media conference at Craven Cottage on Sunday afternoon, Klopp gave an update on Henderson’s fitness status.
“It’s Hendo. Hendo will go to the national team; two or three days at Melwood to do the rehab, but it looks positive,” Klopp said.
“I think he is in contact with Gareth [Southgate] so when he can train in that moment, he will go to the national team.
“If he plays, Gareth will decide then, but it’s really positive. He was still not able to play today but it was not that serious – and now, in three or four days, he should be fine.”
Henderson has made 25 appearances in the Premier League this season despite the arrival of Fabinho in a £40m deal last summer.