Liverpool have lost “their manager in the dressing room” after it was revealed Jordan Henderson could be sidelined for three months with an abductor problem.
That is according to former Spurs and England number one Paul Robinson, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the 30-year-old’s injury.
Henderson hobbled off just 30 minutes into Everton’s 2-0 win at Anfield on Saturday.
The Mirror report the Liverpool captain could be out for up to three months with a grade two tear.
Robinson claimed the injury is a “massive blow” to Jurgen Klopp’s side both on and off the pitch.
“A massive blow,” he told Football Insider.
“It is not just the fact that it is another centre-half, it is more that he is their captain, their talisman, their leader whether he plays at the back or in midfield.
“He has been outstanding for them for the past couple of seasons.
“It just shows you the luck Klopp is having at the moment. His injury list is incredible.
“Henderson and Milner are the two key figures in the dressing room. In Henderson they have lost their manager in the dressing room if you like.
“The list of injuries is actually incredible when you think of the amount and the calibre of player. Yes, they have a good squad with top class players but they look like a shadow of themselves.”
Speaking on Saturday, Klopp told Sky Sports: “It was in the groin, adductor region.
“It doesn’t look good.”