Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson will miss rest of season but will lift Premier League trophy

Jordan Henderson will not play again for Liverpool this season after sustaining a knee injury in the 3-1 victory at Brighton, but will not require surgery to repair the damage.

The Premier-League winning campaign suffered the setback after a collision with Yves Bissouma in the 80th minute at Amex Stadium. He limped off the pitch in discomfort, with Klopp saying the fact no operation is needed is the “best possible of all bad news.

The manager is “positive he will start the new season” as Henderson is a “quick healer. It’s not too cool, but it’s the best news we could get.”

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The 30-year-old will still lift the league trophy against Chelsea at Anfield on 22 July.

“It was an awful moment when he left the pitch, we knew immediately,” Klopp said.

“In Germany, we would say that Hendo is an animal, he fights with everything. If he has pain he will never tell you. So you knew something had happened which should not have happened.

“It was a complete mood killer. We won away, and I said to the players we should be happy with that, but then everyone realises Hendo is round the corner [injured]. Everybody felt for him.

“He deserves to lift the trophy, and he will lift the trophy. No surgery needed, that’s the good news. All the rest, we can make our own decisions. Hendo will lift the trophy.”

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