Liverpool are sweating over the fitness of midfield duo Jordan Henderson and Adam Lallana ahead of their trip to Old Trafford to face arch rivals Manchester United on 12 September. The duo also pulled out of their England duty for the Euro 2016 qualifiers against San Marino and Switzerland, which the Three Lions won to book their place in the finals in France next year.
According to the Liverpool Echo, Henderson and Lallana are doubts for the game against the 20-time English champions, but Brendan Rodgers is hoping they can recover by the end of the week. The duo missed the Reds' previous game against West Ham United, which they lost 3-0 prior to the international break and also the draw against Arsenal.
Henderson sustained his foot injury prior to the game against Bournemouth, but the manager still pressed ahead and started his skipper, which led to the injury being aggravated and the midfielder being forced off 51 minutes into the game. The report claims that the former Sunderland star is responding well to treatment, but still remains a doubt for their crucial clash against their long-time rivals.
Lallana, on the other hand, picked up a minor thigh injury during their win over the Cherries and this has given the Northern Irishman hopes of having the former Southampton skipper in his squad for the trip to Manchester on Saturday. The midfielder has failed to impress since his big move from the south coast and will be hoping to prove his worth this season.
Apart from the duo, the manager has good news regarding forward Christian Benteke, who recovered from a thigh injury he picked up during their loss against the Hammers. The Belgian international was passed fit by his national team's doctors and even made an unimpressive first-half appearance for his country in their Euro 2016 qualifier against Cyprus.