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Jordan Henderson provides good news on his injury concerns ahead of crucial Manchester United game



Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has confirmed his availability for Reds’ weekend fixture against Manchester United at Old Trafford by confirming that he only got a ‘dead leg’ in the closing minutes of yesterday’s Champions League game against Porto.

Despite winning 5-0 in the first leg of the round of 16 of the tournament, Jurgen Klopp decided to name a strong side with the likes of Adam Lallana, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane leading the charge. The second leg at Anfield ended in a 0-0 affair and Liverpool cruised into the quarter-finals of the competition.

As the game approached the final minutes, captain Jordan Henderson looked in trouble as he was seen limping. The 27-year-old landed awkwardly after challenging for a header and completed the fixture wearing a bandage on his right leg.

Liverpool next face Manchester United at Old Trafford, a venue where Liverpool haven’t won since 2014. So with the skipper – who has only played four of Liverpool’s last ten Premier League games – limping on the field, eyebrows were raised regarding his participation in the fixture. But the 27-year-old has eased off the pressure by confirming that it was nothing but just a dead leg and added that he will be fine.

“I just got a dead leg at the end but I should be fine,” Henderson told BT Sport when pressed on the issue. (h/t IBTimes)

Jurgen Klopp, when quipped about the same, gave a similar statement and added that the rest of his team also came through the evening unhurt.

“He [Henderson] got a dead leg in the last minute, but that should be all, all the rest was absolutely okay,” Klopp also told BT Sport. “All the other boys… no issues. “

Klopp decided to rest January signing Virgil van Dijk, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and top scorer Mohamed Salah for the game, although the latter was introduced in the final 15 minutes of the game. As things stand in Liverpool’s Premier League campaign, a 2-0 win over Newcastle United last weekend saw them climbing up to the second spot only for Nemanja Matic’s last minute winner against Crystal Palace bringing them down to the third.

A win over the Devils would again take them to the second spot and judging by how the players are sustaining their fitness, we could well and truly expect a win.

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