Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp calmed fears over injury to Jordan Henderson after eliminating Manchester United from the Europa League at Old Trafford. Club captain Henderson was withdrawn after 71 minutes with his side in comfortable position at 1-1, with United needing to score three to progress.
The former Sunderland midfielder went straight down the tunnel after being replaced by Joe Allen but speaking to BT Sport after the 3-1 aggregate win, Klopp explained his skipper had been ill and had to come off the pitch, but insisted there was no injury.
When asked if there was an injury concern, Klopp said: "No, he is ill. Can I use the word vomiting? At half time he did this so we asked if he was okay and he said yes. But it was clear [there was something wrong]."
United began the evening having to overturn a 2-0 defeat suffered at Anfield in the first leg but got off to a vibrant start in front of their own fans. Anthony Martial posed a constant threat up against Nathaniel Clyne and was awarded a penalty after he was tripped by the England full-back after 31 minutes, stepping up to convert it himself.
United remained in control for the remainder of the first half until Philippe Coutinho burst into room down the left, forcing Guillermo Varela onto the back foot. The Brazil international easily skipped his way past the young Uruguayan before chipping David de Gea right on the stroke of half-time to level the contest on the night.
United needed three goals as the second half kicked off but looked increasingly toothless in front of goal as the half wore on. Marouane Fellaini, who was lucky to escape punishment for an elbow on Emre Can on the first leg, was at the centre of another ugly incident when he caught Dejan Lovren, earning himself a booking.
Liverpool will learn their next opponents at the Europa League quarter-final draw on Friday 18 March.