Liverpool extended their unbeaten start to the Premier League season with a 4-0 romp over 2nd placed Leicester City and it feels like the only thing that can hold Liverpool back this season is the physio—and even he isn’t having much luck.
Captain Jordan Henderson was forced to leave the match late on after going down under a rough tackle, with Adam Lallana coming on to see the game out. However, manager Jürgen Klopp was quick to calm any nervous Reds supporters after the game by providing an update that the skipper was withdrawn simply as a precaution:
”Jordan is okay. He got a kick on the shin, it was bleeding afterwards,” the German said after the game. “He said he could have played on!”
“We tried everything to leave some energy in the boys—that worked out.”
The Red machine has rolled on unabated despite missing key cogs at the back and in midfield such as Joël Matip, Dejan Lovren and Fabinho to injury. However, a spell on the sideline for Henderson would be quite the ask of the squad that has come to rely on his leadership and tirelessness in the middle of the park.
The English international was everywhere on the day, covering sideline to sideline and setting the platform for his fellow midfielders to put their hosts to the sword.
“It was probably our best game of the season,” Klopp continued as the victory put the Reds 13 points clear at the top of the Premier League table with a game in hand.
“You don’t really think you are going to be 13 points ahead but we are not going to take it for granted. We have to keep going and try to push that advantage to the most we can.”