Liverpool’s captain Jordan Henderson missed Monday’s horror-show against Leicester with a foot injury and is unlikely to make it back in time for the Arsenal clash next weekend.
That’s according to Jurgen Klopp, who provided an update following the 3-1 capitulation.
“[He’s had] a couple of games [out], already two. It looks like he will not be ready for Arsenal,” he told ESPN.
This term, Liverpool have won 65% of games the skipper has started, but only 33% when he’s missed out…
No player in the country has had more touches of the football or played more passes than Henderson, indicating his importance to our team even further.
Last night at the King Power, we missed his leadership badly, and will do so again at Anfield on Saturday evening when Arsene Wenger brings his team to Merseyside.
Luckily for us, the Gunners try and play football and will hopefully try to keep possession, which is when our pressing game is at its most effective.
It would completely typical of Liverpool to rise to the occasion against Arsenal, but then struggle at home to Burnley the following week.
Emre Can will likely continue in Henderson’s absence, which will divide the fanbase further.