By Matt Farr
Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson has missed 246 days through illness or injury since the start of the 2015-16 season, according to a medical expert.
Freelance injury data analyst Ben Dinnery revealed on his personal Twitter account on Saturday that Henderson had spent an alarming amount of time on the sidelines since the start of last season.
Since the beginning of the 2015/16 season.
— Ben Dinnery (@BenDinnery) April 22, 2017
Dinnery was responding to a request from a Liverpool fan on Twitter asking how many games the 26-year-old had missed through injury.
But the answer of 246 days should come as great concern for Liverpool fans, with the England international repeatedly missing out on crucial matches for the club.
Henderson has not featured in the first team since the win over Tottenham on February 11, as he continues to recover from a foot injury.
He had been an ever-present figure for the Merseyside outfit earlier in the season, but he also spent much of last season on the sidelines.
After appearing in the first two Premier League games of the 2015-16 season, Henderson subsequently missed the next 11 league games through injury.
He then missed a further 20 games in all competitions with various injuries, including a foot injury and a knee problem.
His current concerns, however, means he is having to watch Liverpool’s battle to finish in the Premier League’s top four from the sidelines.
Liverpool are third in the league with five games remaining, and boast a six point lead over fifth-placed Manchester United.
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