Jordan Henderson injury update as Liverpool star withdrawn in England defeat

Gareth Southgate admitted Jordan Henderson felt some tightness, as Liverpool’s injury crisis took yet another turn for the worse.

Jurgen Klopp is already contending with a whole host of injuries, with the international break providing no relief for the Reds boss.

Last week, it was confirmed that Joe Gomez would miss a “significant portion” of the season after suffering a knee injury during training with England.

And just days later, the Liverpool captain was withdrawn at half-time during England’s 2-0 loss against Belgium.

Southgate refused to go into detail on the severity of the issue, with Henderson set to undergo further tests.

“Jordan had a bit of tightness at half-time and felt he couldn’t carry on,” Southgate said, following the defeat.

“We’ll have to assess him when we get back.”

Andy Robertson was also withdrawn from Scotland’s latest fixture, with Steve Clarke revealing he had a question mark over his fitness.

If Robertson is to miss playing action, it will mean Klopp will be without his entire first-choice back-four, with Virgil van Dijk and Trent Alexander-Arnold also facing time on the sidelines.

Prior to the international break, Klopp had spoke of his concerns about the fixtures, with the hectic schedule already causing issues to a number of clubs.

Jurgen Klopp was concerned about the international fixtures prior to Henderson’s injury

“There is nothing we can do really, but yes, I am concerned,” he said last week. “Not just about COVID, but also the fact there are three games in nine days.

“It’s massive and if you would see our travel plans for bringing the players home there is a lot what the clubs have to do for themselves because no-one is involved in that as well.

“It’s not my favourite time of the year for sure.”

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