Prior to this season, Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson appeared to have bones of adamantium and ligaments of...even stronger adamantium. This season proved our beloved Honey Badger to not be so indestructible, as Henderson has had one injury after another. Multiple bouts with plantar fasciitis and broken bone in his foot kept the 25-year-old out of the side for most of the fall.
In recent weeks Henderson appeared to finally be turning the corner in terms of fitness and performance. So naturally he injured his knee. Henderson's injury struggles closely mirrors the team as a whole.
After the match, Jürgen Klopp spoke about the theme of 2015-16: bad luck with injuries:
It's really frustrating because each team in the world needs a little bit of luck and again it looks we don't have [this]. It's a knee issue in this moment.
Until we have the scan we hope for everything, but it doesn't look too good.
I don't want to speculate [on what it is] because what can I say until we have the scan? It is not a small thing, I think. That's what we can say. We have to wait for the result of the scan.
Mark one up for the ETW crowd. Although "hamstring" is the official shit word of this season, Danny Ings and Joe Gomez both suffered season-ending injuries after tearing their ACLs. Klopp didn't say whether this was the case, but equally it is not unreasonable to fear the worst when discussing knee injuries. And comments such as "it doesn't look too good" and "it's not a small thing, I think" will only further fuel speculation.
Such an injury would likely sideline the captain for the better part of a year. For now, we'll have to hold our breath and hope for good news on the upcoming scan.