Midfielder Jordan Henderson has followed Anfield colleague Daniel Sturridge in picking up an injury whilst on international duty…
With Liverpool fans still coming to terms with the prospect of losing Daniel Sturridge for a number of weeks, it went from bad to worse over the weekend when Jordan Henderson also succumbed to the international injury curse.
Sturridge could miss the rest of the month according to some reports and that would see him absent from club fixtures with Aston Villa, Ludogorets Razgrad (Champions League), West Ham United, Middlesbrough (Capital One Cup) and possibly even the Merseyside Derby with Everton on September 27.
The exact extent of the 25-year-old’s thigh injury is yet to be fully confirmed but a statement from the Football Association on Friday did reveal: “Daniel Sturridge picked up an injury on his thigh in training.
“He has had a scan and will now return to Liverpool FC for treatment. He will play no part in the forthcoming Switzerland match.”
On paper, tonight’s Euro 2016 qualifier in Basel looks to be the Three Lions’ most challenging of the group, especially after the way they laboured to a 1-0 friendly win over Norway last week.
The Swiss, unlike England, made it to the last 16 of this summer’s World Cup and posses a number of talented operators such as Xherdan Shaqiri and Gokhan Inler.
Roy Hodgson’s men, already without Sturridge and a number of other big names through injury and retirement, will now seemingly be without Henderson too.
The midfielder limped out of training on Sunday after injuring his right ankle and is rated as extremely doubtful.
A late fitness test is likely with Manchester City’s James Milner the most likely to step in should Henderson, as expected, be ruled out.
We will bring you more details on the injuries and what they will mean for Liverpool as soon as the information emerges.
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