Reds boss Jurgen Klopp has stated that the club will need to further assess the injury that Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson sustained during the Champions League clash against Atletico Madrid before providing any further information.
Henderson, who has been terrific for Liverpool this season, was forced off the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium pitch last night in the second-half due to a hamstring injury.
However, Klopp is unsure of the severity of the injury at this current moment. He also stated that Liverpool forward Sadio Mane was substituted due to the fact that he was on a yellow card.
“Obviously the plan was to get Sadio out of the game with a yellow card,” Klopp said, as quoted by LiverpoolFC.com.
“I was afraid his opponent would go down even if Sadio takes a deep breath or whatever, so I didn’t want to have that situation. That’s why we took him off.
“Hendo felt his hamstring, unfortunately. We have to wait. He was not too concerned but enough to go off obviously.”
Hopefully the injury that Henderson has sustained in nothing too serious. He has been immense for Klopp’s team this season, and there is no denying he would be a loss if he were out for a long period of time.
It was an average night for the Reds, who were beaten by the Spanish giants 1-0 in the first leg of the last-16 tie. Saul Niguez’s first-half strike means Atletico Madrid have something to protect come the second leg at Anfield on March 11.