Injury expert issues 'huge news' claim after analysing Henderson images from Liverpool
Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson should be fit for this Sunday’s clash with Arsenal.
So says injury expert Ben Dinnery, who runs the Premier Injuries site and has a background in medicine and data analysis.
Henderson played the full 90 minutes in England’s World Cup qualifier against Albania on 12 November.
But manager Gareth Southgate later told Sky Sports that scans revealed the 31-year-old had picked up an unspecified “small injury”.
That came as worrying news to Liverpool, who could be without up to nine sidelined first-team stars for the match against Arsenal.
But Liverpool released pictures on 16 November that showed Henderson joining in with parts of first-team training.
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Dinnery predicts that the midfielder will be fit and ready to play against the Gunners in the 4th against 5th clash at Anfield on 20 November.
“We don’t know the conversations that have gone on,” he told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams.
“He may have flagged it against Albania and said if it gets any worse then he’ll let the medical staff know.
“Alternatively, adrenaline may have carried him through without him realising he was hurt. We see that quite often on the football pitch.
“Injuries can evolve over time and show after the following 24 hours or so. He was sent for a scan and I think this is a minor issue.
“I am expecting him to be there or thereabouts this weekend for that game against Arsenal.
“You have to say that’s huge news given the range of problems they have had in recent weeks.”