Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson is set to face 12 weeks out on the sidelines following a groin injury he picked up in last weekend defeat to Everton.
The Anfield giants have witnessed an injury ravaged season this term, which has seen the club’s performance descend in recent weeks.
According to Daily Mail, Henderson, 30, will have to find out the severity of his injury, especially if it requires surgery. And if it does, the midfielder could be a major doubt for this summer’s European Championships with England, according to multiple reports.
Henderson wobbled off the pitch in the Merseyside derby on Saturday afternoon as his team fell 2 – 0 at home to the Toffees.
Henderson’s injury is just one of many when it comes to Liverpool’s centre-backs as the Premier League champions have now had 18 different centre-back pairings in all competitions this season.
The experienced midfielder will join Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Fabinho on the sidelines.
Nat Phillips, who has made just six appearances for the club this season, replaced Henderson and joined new loan signing Ozan Kabak at the back.
Jurgen Klopp’s men are currently sixth on the Premier League table; three points adrift the top four.
The Merseyside red will travel to Bramall lane to face Sheffield United for their Premier League game on Sunday.