Liverpool have been dealt a huge injury blow with Captain Jordan Henderson rulled out for up to four weeks with a hamstring injury.
Henderson, 29, was forced off late on in Liverpool’s 1-0 Champions League defeat by Atletico Madrid on Tuesday.
And Jurgen Klopp has now revealed he will be out of action for three to four weeks.
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“We have heard of different hamstring injuries in the Premier League – Harry Kane for example – but it’s not that bad,” said Klopp on Friday.
Tottenham striker Kane an England team mate of Henderson has had surgery on a torn hamstring sustained on 1 January and is not expected to return to training until April.
Klopp added: “[Henderson] will be out for three weeks or so, which is not cool but how we see it is we were still lucky.”
The news means the Skipper will miss the return leg against Athletico Madrid in the last 16 of the Champions league.