Liverpool have reportedly been handed a potential injury blow ahead of their clash against Arsenal on Monday night (24 August), after it was revealed that Jordan Henderson is suffering with a foot injury.
According to the Mirror, the English midfielder is a doubt for the Reds' trip to the Emirates Stadium, in what is a crucial clash for both the teams early in the season.
It is claimed that Henderson underwent a scan on his injured foot on Tuesday, but the club are still waiting for the results on the extent of the injury. The Reds skipper's absence for the clash against the Gunners, who are one of their main rivals for a place in the top four, will be a big blow for the Merseyside club.
The 24-year-old midfielder, who took over as captain from Steven Gerrard this summer, featured in Liverpool's first home game of the season against Bournemouth on Monday, 17 August, but the midfielder lasted just 51 minutes before being withdrawn with what was later revealed as a foot injury.
Brendan Rodgers confirmed the injury after the game, while revealing that the player had missed two days prior to the game, but still wanted to play to check the extent of the injury. This could prove costly as Henderson could miss the trip to north London for their third Premier League fixture of the season.
"He had a problem with the bottom of his foot. He hadn't trained for part of the week," Rodgers said, as quoted by the Liverpool Echo.
"He was taking some painkillers with it, and did ever so well to even be out on the field. He wanted to give it a go, but you could see he was limited in his running."
"He did great for us when he was on the pitch, but it's important we have fit players on the field, and unfortunately he was just in too much pain," the Northern Irishman added.