There was a lot to be happy about in Liverpool’s 3-1 win over Brighton & Hove Albion. There was the win, obviously. Two goals from Mohamed Salah. Another good performance from Naby Keita. A start for academy product Neco Williams. Virgil van Dijk doing Virgil van Dijk things. And a cracking goal from the captain Jordan Henderson.
I really wish this was a full article devoted to the captain’s goal, but instead we have to talk about the one bad—potentially very bad—thing: Henderson’s knee injury. Hendo got tangled up in a challenge, and needed to limp off after 80 minutes.
After the match, Klopp was not overly optimistic about Henderson’s injury situation.
“I don’t know [how serious it is], I don’t know, honestly,” Kloppo said post match, “I didn’t see the situation back on the pitch, but I know that it will not be nothing, probably. That’s how it is, but we have to wait. I cannot say more.”
In the short term, thoughts turn to whether the captain will be fit in time to lift the Premier League trophy, an honor he no doubt deserves. In the long term, we hope it’s nothing too serious, as knee injuries can be.
Even if Henderson is only out a couple of matches, he’ll be missed. He has had an outstanding season, and there is a noticeable hole in midfield when he’s not there.