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Liverpool issue injury update on Jordan Henderson

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Liverpool have released the latest update on Jordan Henderson after the Reds captain suffered an injury in the defeat to Everton.

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson is facing up to five weeks on the sidelines after undergoing surgery on the groin injury he suffered in his side’s derby defeat to Everton.

Just yesterday, we reported about the Reds sweating to know the extent of the midfielder’s injury. Some sources claimed the 30-year-old could miss out for as much as 12 weeks.

Liverpool have now given an update on Henderson who underwent a successful surgery on Thursday.

The Reds said in a statement on the club’s official website: “Liverpool can confirm Jordan Henderson has undergone an operation on the injury he sustained during last weekend’s Merseyside derby with Everton.”

“The captain was withdrawn after half an hour of the Anfield fixture having picked up a groin issue that left him unable to continue.”

“Following further assessment with the club’s medical team, Henderson has successfully had a corrective procedure carried out on the adductor injury. He will begin a rehabilitation programme immediately.”

“No specific timescale is being placed upon his return; however, the 30-year-old is ruled out initially until after the March international break.”

“Henderson’s recovery will be closely monitored by the club’s medical department and his progression during his rehab work will determine when he is able to resume full training.”

It continues Liverpool’s abysmal luck with injuries this season. Henderson has even featured as a make-shift defender this season and his absence comes as further blow to Jurgen Klopp’s plans.