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Rodgers: Henderson should be fit for Spurs

BRENDAN RODGERS has confirmed that midfielder Jordan Henderson will be available for Liverpool’s game against Spurs on Sunday.

Jordan Henderson set to be available against Tottenham Hotspur

Jordan Henderson set to be available against Tottenham Hotspur

Henderson was injured in the rash challenge that saw Kevin Nolan sent off for West Ham on Saturday and began the week wearing a protective boot in training.

Rodgers says that the club were just taking extra care with the player to ensure he could recover from the knock: “Jordan trained so he’s fine, it was just precautionary the last few days.

“It was a bad challenge that was made on him, but thankfully he’s okay.

“We’ll see how he is tomorrow as well.”

Liverpool already knew they would be without Steven Gerrard for the trip to White Hart Lane, the captain now not expected back until the New Year after leaving the last match early with a hamstring strain.

According to Rodgers he’ll be without his skipper for around four weeks: “Steven is, as reported, probably going to be up to about four weeks or so. So he’ll go through an extensive treatment programme over the next numbers of weeks and, hopefully, we can get him back that little bit sooner.

It might yet turn out to be longer than month, with Rodgers adding: “But certainly at this stage, it was a four to six-week injury and we’ll see how we look with that.”

Liverpool will also be without Daniel Sturridge and Jose Enrique into the New Year due to injuries.

Author: Jim Boardman

Writes on here and talks and writes on The Anfield Wrap website, magazine and podcast . Also writes for Mirror Football. Twitter: @jimboardman.

2 Comments

  1. First bad news about Sturridge. Then bad news about Gerard. Now it’s bad news about Henderson – he’ll be fit for Spurs. I was hoping he might miss a few weeks.

  2. Liverpool needs another creative middifielder to replace gerrald and a striker to help suarez like lavez&diego costa