Liverpool’s captain Jordan Henderson will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury manager Jurgen Klopp has confirmed.
Henderson was forced off the field with an injury during Liverpool’s 3-1 victory over Brighton on Wednesday after a collision with Yves Bissouma in the second half.
Ahead of Liverpool’s game against Burnley on Saturday Klopp said in a press conference:
“It is the best possible of all the bad news. It is a knee injury, but there is no surgery needed.
“He will not play again for the rest of this season, but I’m positive he will be with us for the start of next season. He’s a quick healer.
“It’s not too cool, but it’s the best news we could get.”
On Saturday at Anfield, Liverpool will host Burnley followed by games against Arsenal, Chelsea and Newcastle.
The Reds will be presented the Premier League trophy after the Chelsea match and Jurgen Klopp has confirmed Henderson will be available to lift the trophy on that day even though he will not be available on the team sheet.
“It was an awful moment when he left the pitch, we knew immediately. In Germany, we would say that Hendo is an animal, he fights with everything. If he has pain he will never tell you. So you knew something had happened which should not have happened.
“It was a complete mood killer. We won away, and I said to the players we should be happy with that, but then everyone realises Hendo is round the corner [injured]. Everybody felt for him.
“He deserves to lift the trophy, and he will lift the trophy. No surgery needed, that’s the good news. All the rest, we can make our own decisions. Hendo will lift the trophy.”
Henderson has made 40 appearances for Liverpool in all competitions this season.