Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson is expected to be out for around three weeks after suffering a hamstring injury.

Henderson, who has been terrific for the Reds this season, was forced off the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium pitch last week against Atletico Madrid in the first leg of Liverpool’s Champions League last-16 tie against the Spanish giants.

Scans have now revealed that the injury Henderson suffered will mean that the Liverpool captain will be out for around three weeks.

As quoted by Liverpool FC’s website, Klopp said: “Hendo, it could have been worse. How we all know, it was a hamstring.

“We heard of different hamstring injuries now around in the Premier League – Harry Kane, for example. It’s not that bad.

“But he will be out, I think, for three weeks or so, which is not cool. But how we see it, we were still lucky. That’s it.”

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MADRID, SPAIN – FEBRUARY 18: Jordan Henderson of Liverpool appeals to referee Szymon Marciniak during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg match between Atletico Madrid and Liverpool FC at Wanda Metropolitano on February 18, 2020 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Angel Martinez/Getty Images)

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Three weeks is not ideal, but it is not the worst news, especially in relation to a hamstring injury. However, Henderson will still be missed, as he has been sensational for Liverpool this season.

Out of all the matches that Henderson will miss, the one that stands out the most is the second leg of Liverpool’s Champions League last-16 tie against Atletico Madrid.

Liverpool are currently 1-0 down to the Spanish giants, which is why it would have been nice to have Henderson available for the game.

However, Jurgen Klopp’s side still have enough quality to progress to the next round, even without Henderson.

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