Liverpool: Jordan Henderson leaving until after September international break, Jurgen Klopp reveals | Football news
Jordan Henderson will not return to Liverpool until after the September international break due to a hamstring injury, but Thiago Alcantara is back for the Reds ahead of their Champions League clash with Napoli on Wednesday.
Reds captain Henderson conceded defeat in Liverpool’s 2-1 win over Newcastle last week and missed Sunday’s Merseyside derby draw with Everton on Saturday.
Klopp now faces another midfield crisis with Curtis Jones and Fabio Carvalho ruled out with fresh setbacks, while rookie Arthur Melo is not ready to play before his trip to Napoli.
“Thiago is back in training, today is the second day, which means he is ready [for Napoli]. In how long? We’ll see,” Klopp said in a press conference ahead of their Champions League opener. And Jordan, the scan results, it will be after the international break, I think. “
“Arthur just needs football and training. That’s it. He hasn’t trained with the team for a while at Juventus so he needs that. Can he play a few minutes? He can. play a full game?No. Because he needs to get used to being competitive.
“It’s not that the Champions League is less competitive than the Premier League. He’s doing well, he’s training hard and then we’ll see when we can use him.”
Meanwhile, product of the Liverpool academy, Jones has replayed the strain injury that kept him out of action at the start of the season, while Carvalho picked up a death against Everton and was also a suspect. for this weekend’s game against Wolves in the Premier League. Both players stayed at Liverpool while the rest of the first team went to Napoli.
“Curtis, when he was sidelined earlier, he had a bone stress response before and was completely fine,” added Klopp. “He trained twice but did it again. It wasn’t as bad as the first time, but it was bad to keep him.
“Fabio has amputated his leg, he walks normally now but hasn’t had a chance to train until now. We hope every day he gets better by the end of the week, but I’m not 100% sure.”
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Henderson has now been ruled out until after the September international break due at the end of the month.
That would keep the Liverpool captain out of their first two Champions League matches at Napoli and at home against Ajax, as well as Premier League games at home against Wolves and away from Chelsea.
As a result, Henderson will be a doubt for England’s Nations League final matches against Italy and Germany, which are the Three Lions’ final matches before the World Cup.
Liverpool face Brighton, Rangers and Arsenal in their first three matches after the international break in September.
Thiago Alcantara Liverpool have returned to training after four weeks on the treatment table.
The Spaniard picked up a hamstring injury in the opening weekend’s draw with Fulham and has not played since. But Klopp has confirmed he will be available for the match against Napoli on Wednesday.
Fabio Carvalho injured his knee in the Merseyside derby draw with Liverpool and Klopp confirmed the youngster picked up a “dead leg in the muscle above the knee”.
Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Both have been assigned long-term absences by Klopp, who says the midfield pair will be out for a while.
Keita returned to Liverpool’s bench for a home draw with Crystal Palace on August 15 but Klopp announced ahead of Monday night’s loss to Manchester United that the midfielder had taken a “step back”.
Oxlade-Chamberlain picked up a pre-season injury during a friendly against Crystal Palace in Singapore.