Brendan Rodgers has confirmed Liverpool will be without the services of Jordan Henderson after a latest setback. The midfielder suffered a metatarsal injury during a training session on 18 September.
The Reds captain last featured in his side's 1-0 victory over AFC Bournemouth and has been on the sidelines with a heel problem. The former Swansea manager confirmed the player travelled to the US for specialist treatment.
However, Henderson picked up another injury while training for the Premier League clash against Norwich City at Anfield. The match ended in a 1-1 draw and before the kick-off, Rodgers confirmed the England international broke his fifth metatarsal and his absence will be a big blow for Liverpool.
"It is a big blow because obviously in the last few games we miss a player of that quality," Rodgers said, as quoted by Liverpool's official website. "It was just unfortunate. He had a problem with his heel and felt fine, then came in and broke his fifth metatarsal. It is a big blow for us and obviously a big blow for Jordan," he added.
Henderson took to social media to express his disappointment as he would spend more time on the treatment table. "Very disappointed and frustrated with the injury setback but will work hard to be back as quickly as possible. Will be supporting the team in every way I can while I'm unable to play. Thanks for all of your support," Henderson tweeted.
Meanwhile, Liverpool are without a win in the last four matches played in all competitions following their 1-1 draw against Norwich. Rodgers replaced Christian Benteke with Danny Ings at the start of the second half.
The former Burnley scored just minutes after coming off the bench, which was cancelled by Russell Martin. The Northern Irishman explained why Benteke was substituted during the break.
"His hamstring felt a little bit tight so there was no point in risking it. We had fresh players on the side," Liverpool manager explained.
"Danny was excellent and gave us a different dynamic in the game. He was brilliant. You saw what it meant to him and you saw how the supporters responded to him. He showed great enthusiasm and it was an excellent finish – his touch and finish off his left side was very good," Rodgers said.