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How we predict Liverpool will line up vs Sheff Utd

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iverpool have been dealt a serious injury blow with the news that captain Jordan Henderson faces a long spell on the sidelines ahead of Sunday’s Premier League trip to Sheffield United.

Henderson was forced off half an hour into last weekend’s Merseyside derby defeat at home to Everton, and further investigation by the club’s medical team led to the 30-year-old having groin surgery.

As a result Henderson has been ruled out of England’s World Cup qualifiers against San Marino, Albania and Poland next month. The midfielder’s return to full training will be dependent on how his rehabilitation progresses.

Henderson, who has been playing as an emergency centre-back, joins an injury list which has showed no signs of shrinking for manager Jurgen Klopp this season.

His three senior central defenders Virgil Van Dijk and Joe Gomez (both knee) and Joel Matip (ankle) have all had their seasons ended prematurely while back-up Fabinho is still out having played just one of the last seven matches because of a muscle injury.

James Milner is still sidelined by a hamstring problem, fellow midfielder Naby Keita only returned to the squad last weekend for the first time since mid-December while forward Diogo Jota began full training this week after three months out with a knee problem.

It remains to be seen whether Alisson Becker will play in goal following the death of his father in Brazil earlier this week.

Liverpool predicted lineup (4-3-3): Kelleher; Alexander-Arnold, Kabak, Fabinho, Robertson; Keita, Thiago, Milner; Salah, Firmino, Mane

Injury list: Henderson, Van Dijk, Gomez, Matip

Doubts: Jota, Alisson, Fabinho, Miner

Additional reporting by PA.


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