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Jordan Henderson: Liverpool midfielder injured for England against Belgium – Sky Sports

Jordan Henderson: Liverpool midfielder injured for England against Belgium – Sky Sports

England midfielder Jordan Henderson was withdrawn at half-time against Belgium due to tightness in his leg, says manager Gareth Southgate, casting doubt on his availability for injury-hit Liverpool this weekend.

Harry Winks replaced Henderson in the second half of England’s 2-0 loss in their Nations League group stage match on Sunday which ended the visitors’ hopes of reaching the finals.

“Jordan had a bit of tightness at half-time and felt he couldn’t carry on,” said Southgate, adding he was not sure if it was a hamstring issue.



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Highlights of the Nations League Group A2 match between Belgium and England

Southgate said the Liverpool skipper will be assessed when they return to England.

Liverpool have had a number of regulars in their starting line-up sidelined with injury, losing defenders Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez after both underwent surgeries while Trent Alexander-Arnold withdrew from the England squad with injury.


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Jamie Redknapp and Ashley Cole analyse England’s selection and formation problems after their Nations League hopes were ended by Belgium

The defence is threadbare with left-back Andy Robertson also a doubt with a hamstring issue while Liverpool’s midfield is without Thiago Alcantara and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain as both players recover from knee injuries.

Meanwhile, forward Mohamed Salah is set to miss Sunday’s match against Leicester City, which is live on Sky Sports, as he isolates after testing positive for COVID-19.

Liverpool’s lengthening injury list

  • Fabinho – thigh
  • Virgil Van Dijk – knee
  • Jordan Henderson – leg
  • Joe Gomez – knee
  • Andy Robertson – thigh
  • Trent Alexander-Arnold – leg
  • Thiago Alcantara – knee
  • Mo Salah – coronavirus
  • Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – knee

Southgate said Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling would miss their final group stage match against Iceland with a calf injury but would be available for the weekend.

Liverpool’s injuries assessed

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Liverpool’s defensive crisis has been dealt another blow after Joe Gomez suffered a serious injury on England duty, joining Virgil van Dijk and Fabinho on the treatment table.

To compound the growing injury list, influential right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold also withdrew from international duty with a calf strain sustained during the 1-1 draw at Manchester City – while Andrew Robertson missed Scotland’s 1-0 defeat to Slovakia on Sunday night, in addition to Henderson limping out of England’s defeat in Belgium.

But have Liverpool picked up the most injuries this season? Data compiled by Premier Injuries reveals Jurgen Klopp’s side have picked up 15 injuries lasting 10 days or more this season – only Manchester City have suffered more (16).

Salah doubtful for Leicester clash after positive coronavirus test

Mohamed Salah during the Premier League match between Liverpool and West Ham United
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Mohamed Salah may miss Liverpool’s match against Leicester

Mohamed Salah is in “high spirits and not showing symptoms” after having his coronavirus diagnosis confirmed by a second test, the Egyptian FA has confirmed.

The Liverpool forward is self-isolating and not expected to play in the two Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Togo on Saturday and Tuesday.

He is also a doubt for Liverpool’s clash with Leicester on November 22 due to UK government coronavirus rules dictating a 10-day isolation period after a positive test.

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