Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson out for up to eight weeks after surgery 6 months ago

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson out for up to eight weeks after surgery

Okay, this is getting a little ridiculous now

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has undergone surgery on a groin injury which will rule him out for between six to eight weeks, further deepening Liverpool's injury crisis.

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Henderson has been one of Jurgen Klopp's mainstays throughout the season, often stepping in and performing exceptionally well at centre-back after injuries to Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and then, Joel Matip.

The England international pulled up with a groin injury during last weekend's Merseyside derby loss at Anfield to Everton, and has now had surgery to correct the problem, according to journalist Paul Joyce.

Liverpool's defeat to the Toffees at Anfield was their first to their bitter rivals at Anfield in more than two decades, and extended their losing run at home in the league to four matches, their longest losing run since 1923.

Having started the season in decent form, injuries combined with a massive dip in form have left Liverpool almost certainly out of the title race - barring an inexplicable Manchester City collapse - and now focused entirely on qualifying for the Champions League next season.

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Among the other players currently unavailable due to the injury are Diogo Jota, who had spearheaded much of Liverpool's good play before being ruled out, as well as Fabinho and James Milner.

While injuries are obviously part and parcel of the game, the extent and severity of those suffered by Liverpool players have left supporters to lament their bad luck after a season in which they had looked set to embark on domestic domination.

The injury to their captain is unlikely to assuage that feeling.