Liverpool injury news: Jordan Henderson latest as Reds suffer another centre-back blow

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has returned to the club from England duty after picking up a knock.

The Premier League champions are engulfed in an injury crisis with nine players on the sidelines.

Before the international break, Fabinho, Virgil van Dijk, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Thiago Alcantara and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain were all on the injury list.

But they have now been joined by Henderson, who is struggling with a muscle problem, Joe Gomez, who is out for several months after knee surgery and Andy Robertson, who has a hamstring injury.

And on Tuesday night, young defender Rhys Williams was left out of the England Under-21s squad to face Albania due to a hip problem.

“He had a very minor stiff hip,” England boss Aidy Boothroyd said. “It was in his best interests to get him back to Liverpool.

“With all the players, if there’s any potential injuries or niggles then our medical staff is in contact with the club.

“Rhys wasn’t actually on the bench so I thought the best thing was to get him back to Liverpool.”

To compound matters for Klopp, Mohamed Salah is set to miss Liverpool’s clash with Leicester after testing positive for coronavirus.

Meanwhile, Klopp has expressed his delight at the facilities at the new training centre.

Liverpool have moved from their base in Melwood to Kirkby, which has three full-size pitches, goalkeeping and warm-up areas, two gyms, a full-size sports hall, a pool, a hydrotherapy complex and specialist sports rehabilitation suites.

“Today is a really special day for the team – it has been a long time coming,” said Klopp.

“There has been a lot of steps, meetings with architects, designers, everybody.

“The facility is great and whoever has the chance to visit will be impressed.

“It is a wonderful building – you have everything you need now and for the future. It’s pretty much perfect.”

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