Jurgen Klopp is sweating on the fitness of Jordan Henderson ahead of Liverpool’s second leg with Atletico Madrid. The tie is hanging in the balance, with the Reds looking to overturn a 1-0 deficit after a frustrating night at the Wanda Metropolitano.
The European champions lost Jordan Henderson to a hamstring injury that day and he has not played a minute of action since.
His presence has been sorely missed in midfield, with Liverpool winning just two of their four matches since their captain limped off.
Jurgen Klopp is hoping to welcome back the 29-year-old in midweek for the battle against the Spanish giants, but the decision will be a late call.
Here is the latest injury news coming out of Anfield as Liverpool prepare for their biggest game of the season.
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The midfielder sat out of the 2-1 win over Bournemouth and watched the game from behind the dugout.
He will be itching to get back out there on a big European night, but Klopp insists he has to make a big decision.
“Hendo was out, I don’t know exactly in this moment, but I think he will train [on Sunday],” Klopp said.
“If that looks good, I have to make a decision.
“For sure [it will be good to have him back] and some others as well.”
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The Brazilian suffered a hip injury in training and has been ruled out of the Atletico game already by Klopp.
Speaking ahead of Bournemouth, the German said: “Unfortunately Ali is out.
“He had a little incident in training before the Chelsea game. We all thought it was nothing and it was clear he would not play anyway, the plan was he was on the bench.
“Then we thought, ‘Come on, we don’t have to take any risks’ so left him out of the squad. [There was a] scan the next day and they found something. So now he is out.
“We will see, next week for sure. Next week for sure and then we will see.”
Robertson will be fit for the Atletico game, after being rested against Bournemouth.
The left-back does not have an injury but a knock was enough to convince Klopp that he needed a rest.
“What I hear, it should be possible [to play versus Atletico]. If we then do it, I don’t know,” he said.
“Robbo should not be a problem; he only missed today pretty much.
“He finished the session yesterday and afterwards felt something, but it was then nothing in the end.”
The Swiss international remains sidelined with a calf injury and there is no date on his return.
He struggled with the problem earlier in the season before he suffered a recurrence of the issue in January.
Shaqiri looks destined to leave Anfield this summer due to a lack of playing time when fit.
There is still hope he can provide a contribution before the end of the season.
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