Jurgen Klopp gives Liverpool FC injury update on 28-year-old
Liverpool FC manager Jurgen Klopp confirms Jordan Henderson won't feature against Fulham on Sunday
Jurgen Klopp has ruled Jordan Henderson out of contention for a starting spot in Liverpool FC’s clash against Fulham at Craven Cottage on Sunday.
The England international was forced off in the opening 14 minutes of Liverpool FC’s 3-1 victory over Bayern Munich in the second leg of their Champions League round of 16 tie on Wednesday night.
Fabinho came off the bench to replace Henderson and the Brazilian midfielder acquitted himself well as goals from Sadio Mane and Virgil van Dijk sealed their progress.
With the fixture schedule proving demanding as Liverpool FC compete for the Champions League and Premier League this season, Klopp will have to rely on his squad depth.
However, the Reds manager confirmed that Henderson will sit out their clash against Fulham at Craven Cottage on Sunday.
“With Hendo, we made further assessment and we know now that it’s serious enough probably to rule him out for the weekend and the international break will be long enough, hopefully, to bring him back,” Klopp told his pre-match media conference.
“It’s a little one with the ankle, how it looked in the first place. It was the best scan we could get, I would say, but still not good enough. It’s not good but OK,” the boss said on Friday.”
Klopp was unable to call upon Naby Keita for the Champions League clash due to an injury setback.
However, the Liverpool FC manager confirmed the number eight will be available to face Fulham this weekend.
“Naby, we have to see if he can train today. The boys come in a bit later today. [He had] a couple of checks – it was positive until now but we have to see if it stays positive when he goes outside,” Klopp continued.
The German head coach added that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain won’t be rushed back into the first team as the England star continues his rehabilitation from a knee injury.
Klopp added: “Oxlade, I heard nothing new about it so there’s no rush now. Of course not for the weekend anyway, but in general after international break he will be 100 per cent fit.”
Liverpool FC are in second place and a point behind Manchester City ahead of their clash against Fulham.