But after undergoing several checks on Wednesday, medics have reassured him midfielder Henderson is no hairline fracture – which means he has a chance of making next Monday night’s trip to Arsenal.
Liverpool midfielder James Milner admits the Reds’ upcoming clash with Arsenal will be a tough one for them, as Brendan Rodgers’ troops look to overcome last season’s demoralising defeat in North London, as per Sky Sports (via the club’s official website).
The midfielder joined the Reds from Manchester City on a free transfer this summer and has immediately slotted into the centre of midfield alongside captain Jordan Henderson.
The news will come as a huge relief to all concerned, including manager Brendan Rodgers, who according to the source was planning an emergency raid of the transfer market to find cover for his midfield general. “He did great for us in the period of time that he was on but it’s important that we get victories and it’s important that we have fit players on the field and unfortunately for him he was just in too much pain”.
“[There is] a lot of energy”.
“That’s how we want to play, we want to move the ball but we want to put teams under pressure as well when they have it”, he added.
It has been an indifferent start to their campaign though, with them losing to West Ham in their first game but narrowly beating Crystal Palace in their second game.
Despite Liverpool not looking convincing so far, they’ve done what they have to to take maximum points, and James Milner is confident in the squad’s quality as they prepare to face Arsenal.
Sakho, 25, is said to be unhappy with the lack of game time he will get this season at Anfield and is ready to quit the club. “We have defended well in the first two games of the season and we’re going to need to do that [at Arsenal]”.