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Jordan Henderson has undergone a successful operation to repair a groin issue that will enable him to play again this season.
Liverpool's captain damaged his adductor during last Saturday's 2-0 defeat to Everton, pulling up sharply after he had been in pursuing a ball with Abdoulaye Doucoure. He attempted to play on but found it impossible.
Henderson was scanned on Monday to determine the extent of the damage. The results showed there was no rupture to his tendons – had that been the case, he would have been facing a lengthy lay-off – but there was enough of a problem for surgery to be an option.
Liverpool boss Klopp: Losing Henderson to injury a massive blow
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp spoke about Jordan Henderson's injury after the team's 2-0 loss to neighbours Everton at Anfield.Henderson suffered a groin injury as champions Liverpool were upstaged by Everton 2-0 in Saturday's Merseyside derby at Anfield.
There was an option for Henderson to try and recover without having a procedure but after discussions with the club's medical staff and a London-based consultant, the 30-year-old had the operation on Thursday.
Liverpool have reported that there were no complications and Henderson can now begin his rehabilitation programme. There had been reports that his place in England's squad for Euro 2020 was in jeopardy but that was never the case.
It is expected that Henderson will be absent for a minimum of six weeks – it could go as far as eight weeks – but there is no doubt he will be playing again for the final stage of the campaign to assist Liverpool's challenge for a top four spot.
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This is still a huge blow for Jurgen Klopp, as Henderson will miss crucial Premier League fixtures against Sheffield United, Chelsea, Fulham, Wolves and Arsenal, along with the second leg of the Champions League last-16 tie against RB Leipzig.
If Henderson's recovery goes to the top end of the rehabilitation and stretches to two months, it would also effectively rule him out of the Champions League quarter-finals, not to mention England's three World Cup qualifiers against San Marino, Poland and Albania.
Klopp is now without the five senior players who have played central defence for him this season – Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Joel Matip, Fabinho and Henderson – and he has decisions to make about who to play at Bramall Lane on Sunday.
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