Liverpool fans urge Klopp to start 23-year-old v Leicester after Henderson injury
By Harvey Byrne
Liverpool fans have urged Jurgen Klopp to start young midfielder Kevin Stewart against Leicester on Monday evening following Jordan Henderson’s injury.
The Merseyside giants are preparing to travel to the King Power Stadium on Monday evening which will see them take on the managerless Premier League champions.
The Reds are strong favourites to pick up all three points, but they have suffered a blow after Liverpool Echo journalist James Pearce shared on Twitter that midfield star Henderson has been ruled out of the clash with a foot injury.
Jordan Henderson ruled out of tonight's game with a foot injury but he has NOT broken a bone #LFC
— James Pearce (@JamesPearceEcho) February 27, 2017
Senior midfielder Emre Can is the expected player to replace the England international in the centre of the park, while the experienced Lucas Leiva is another option.
However, a number of fans on social media believe the young Stewart to be their best option with many pointing out Can’s recent poor form.
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Here are a selection of their messages on Twitter:
no Jordan Henderson tonight. Let's hope we play Kevin Stewart instead of that donkey Emre Can.
— simon mount (@simonmount1) February 27, 2017
I'd start Ovie Ejaria , Kevin Stewart , Grujic, over Can . Always busy doing nothing !
— El Kloppo (@ynwaolu) February 27, 2017
— Aaron Jackson (@aaronjacko) February 27, 2017
I might end up eating these words, and hopefully I do, but right now I'd much rather see Kevin Stewart given a chance than Can!
— Aaron (@aarondwyer100) February 27, 2017
Wouldn't be against Kevin Stewart getting a game tonight, deserves it over Emre Can who's really stunk the place out of late
— ???? (@BecOfTheKop) February 27, 2017
I'd play Lucas , Milner or Stewart in midfield before i'd play Can , he plays football like he's wearing deep sea diver boots.
— Col Wilson LFC (@RepublicOfAlba) February 27, 2017
Klopp must play Stewart ahead of Can today
— OMDITSAJAY (@OMDITSAJAY7) February 27, 2017
Stewart, 23, has played just nine times for Liverpool in all competitions this season with four of them coming in the Premier League.
He has not featured in the English top flight since a September clash against Chelsea and he has played just 20 times for the Liverpool first team since joining on a free transfer from Tottenham in 2014.
However, if the fans wishes are granted Stewart could use Henderson’s injury as an opportunity to showcase his talents.
In other Liverpool news, a Sky Sports pundit has identified two reasons why the Reds could lose to Leicester.