Jurgen Klopp has given Reds reason to believe that captain Jordan Henderson may not play again before the end of the season as a result of his on-going injury problems.
The Reds skipper has not played since February and looks likely to remain sidelined during Liverpool’s crucial final run-in as the team looks to secure a top four spot.
Speaking about the midfielder’s fitness in his pre-match press conference ahead of Sunday’s game against Crystal Palace, Klopp told the Liverpool Echo: “I don’t know. He can’t really train. We have to wait. If there is something else to say I would. We are in intense talks with different medical departments. He is already not patient anymore.”
“It’s not cool. At this moment he cannot really train. He looks really healthy, but he cannot play football.”
Henderson’s absence makes Adam Lallana’s gradual return to fitness all the more important as the Reds look to put together a strong run of results amidst a highly competitive fight for Champions League qualification.
Liverpool are also without Sadio Mane for the rest of the season due to a knee injury and could also be without Joel Matip, Lucas Leiva and Ragnar Klavan in this weekend’s game against Palace, who are all major doubts.
Injuries have seriously hampered our season at times but we have every faith that the players Klopp still has at his disposal are capable of getting the results we need between now and May.