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Liverpool have provided an injury update on captain Jordan Henderson – and it could be good news for their clash against Arsenal.
The Reds midfielder was forced off in the 2-0 win against Chelsea at half time due to a thigh problem, bring replaced for the second half by debutant Thiago Alcantara.
And assistant coach Pep Lijnders has said he will not be available for their Carabao Cup game against Lincoln on Thursday but could make their Premier League clash against the Gunners.
Jurgen Klopp's right-hand man said: "Hendo, hopefully he will get back next week, but tomorrow for sure is too soon for Hendo. Maybe [back for Arsenal], yeah, hopefully.”"
Liverpool have given an update on Jordan Henderson's thigh injury which he picked up against Chelsea
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Liverpool got their title defence off to a shaky start as they edged out a seven-goal thriller against Leeds.
In terms of transfers the Reds have completed the signing of Thiago Alcantara and Wolves' Diogo Jota has arrived too, in a shock deal worth a potential £45million.
Youngster Ki-Jana Hoever is set to head to Wolves in a £10million deal, while Gini Wijnaldum continues to be linked with Barcelona. There's a lot to keep track of.
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Henderson suffered injury plights during the title-wining 2019/20 campaign, picking up a hamstring injury against Atletico Madrid in February.
While the midfielder had a knock to his knee after lockdown in a 3-1 win against Brighton, lifting the trophy at Anfield from the injury bench.
Liverpool's captain is not the only one with injuries as defenders Joe Gomez and Joel Matip are both recovering from knocks.
The Reds captain is not expected to be available for the Carabao Cup – but could return for the gam against Arsenal
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Lijnders added: “[For] Joe [it] comes too soon, he will train Friday with the team – that’s good news, to be honest.
“Joel will probably only come back during the international break; that will take some longer time, some more time."
Henderson' replacement Thiago was making his first appearance for the club since his move from Bayern Munich against Chelsea – and he impressed fans with a passionate display at Stamford Bridge.
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