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Klopp provides an injury update on Henderson

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The Reds skipper was forced off injured during the derby defeat to Everton on Saturday evening.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has confirmed Jordan Henderson sustained a groin problem in Saturday’s 2-0 defeat to Everton and conceded ‘it doesn’t look good’.

Henderson, who filled in as a center-back once more following Fabinho’s muscle injury, only lasted half an hour. He seemingly twisted his groin after running past Abdoulaye Doucoure. And while he tried to continue, Klopp had no choice but to replace him with Nat Phillips.

“It was in the groin, adductor region,” Klopp told Sky Sports. “It doesn’t look good. The rest we will know tomorrow.”

First-choice center-backs Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, and Joel Matip are all out with long-term injuries. The pressure, therefore, will grow on January signings Ozan Kabak and Ben Davies to fill the void despite their underwhelming starts.

Although Fabinho, who has deputized as a center-half for most of the campaign, is making gradual progress on his recovery from a muscle problem after missing the club’s last three games.

Liverpool, meanwhile, will now travel to Bramall Lane to face bottom-placed side Sheffield United next weekend.