Jordan Henderson likely to be sidelined for trip to Fulham with ankle injury

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suffered an ankle injury during Liverpool’s Champions League last-16 win against on Wednesday.

Henderson looked to have rolled his ankle after coming together with Bayern midfielder James Rodriguez in the early stages.

The skipper was forced off the pitch after only 13 minutes, replaced by – who was a surprise exclusion from ’s starting eleven.

The Reds went on to advance to the quarter-finals with an emphatic 3-1 victory, and Klopp gave an update on Henderson’s injury after the game.

“It’s a big night with a little shadow that is Hendo’s twisted ankle,” Klopp said.

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“It’s Hendo, so he’s a hard one, but we have to see, of course. It looks hopefully not that serious but for tonight we had to change.”

Dominic King of the Mail further added that the knock will “almost certainly rule him out of Sunday’s trip to ”.

Klopp also highlighted the fact the Reds had trained all week with Henderson in mind, suggesting how it scuppered his initial plans.

“That’s always a bad sign for a game, when you have to change early,” he said.

“We trained with him there in that position – we wanted to, not to rest Fabinho, but we wanted to bring in fresh legs and Hendo had fresh legs but unfortunately that didn’t help with the ankle.”

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The Reds face Fulham in a crucial Premier League clash at Craven Cottage on Sunday before the teams jet off for the international break.

Henderson should be back after the international break, with huge fixtures to come against Tottenham, and .

Liverpool could also welcome back and the long-awaited after the international break, a huge boost for them as they look to trounce in the Premier League.

Tottenham vs Liverpool kicks off at 8pm on June 1 and you can keep up with all the action from the Champions League final via our live match-day coverage.