Date: 23rd February 2021 at 1:40pm
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Liverpool journalist James Pearce has been discussing Reds midfielder Jordan Henderson and the injury he picked up during their recent 2-0 defeat against Everton in the Premier League. 

This comes after Pearce recently made an appearance on The Athletic’s Liverpool-themed podcast The Red Agenda where he spoke about a number of topics concerning Jurgen Klopp’s side.

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On the subject of Henderson’s injury, Pearce had this to say on the matter. (38.11)

He said: “I think it’s fair to say they’re not expecting good news. Klopp on Saturday night said from the conversations he’d had with the medical staff, I think his phrase was it’s not a small one, so I think you’re probably looking at hopefully only three or four weeks, but it’s possible it could be longer so yeah, we’ll probably know more than that in the next 24 hours.

“[It’s] another massive setback because we all know just what he gives the team in terms of leadership and drive and he was certainly sorely missed after he went off at the weekend.”

Liverpool signed Henderson back in the 2011 summer transfer window from Sunderland for a fee of £16.2 million.

Since then, the 30-year-old, who is currently valued at £25.2 million, has made a total of 392 appearances for the Reds across all competitions in which he has managed to score 30 goals and provide 51 assists along the way (per Transfermarkt).

TIF Thoughts on James Pearce’s comments on Henderson and his latest injury…

Given how Henderson has been playing in the centre-back position in recent weeks with the club currently having Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Joel Matip and Fabinho out injured, this latest injury to the Englishman will undoubtedly deliver another blow to Liverpool’s defensive strength.

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Given how the Reds have conceded 10 goals in their previous four league fixtures, it’s hard to imagine their defence improving with Henderson’s absence.