Liverpool's Jordan Henderson out until after September international break


Henderson picked up a hamstring injury in last week's win over Newcastle and will not be available until after the September international break; Thiago Alcantara returns to the squad for Liverpool's Champions League trip to Napoli; Fabio Carvalho and Curtis Jones are also out injured

Jordan Henderson will not return for Liverpool until after the September international break due to a hamstring injury, but Thiago Alcantara is back for the Reds ahead of their Champions League clash at Napoli on Wednesday.


Reds captain Henderson picked up the setback in Liverpool's 2-1 victory over Newcastle last week and missed Sunday's Merseyside derby draw with Everton on Saturday.


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Klopp now faces another midfield crisis with Curtis Jones and Fabio Carvalho ruled out with fresh setbacks, while new signing Arthur Melo is not ready to start yet ahead of their trip to Naples.


"Thiago is back in training, it's second day today which means he is ready [for Napoli]. For how long? We'll see," Klopp told his pre-match press conference for their Champions League opener. "And Jordan, the result of the scan, it will be after the international break, I think.



"Arthur needs just football and training. That's how it is. He wasn't in team training for a while at Juventus so he needs that. Can he play minutes? Can he play a full game? No. Because he needs to get used to competition.

"It's not that the Champions League is less competitive level than the Premier League. He's doing well, he's doing his all in training and then we'll see when we can use him."

Meanwhile, Liverpool academy product Jones has suffered a recurrence of the stress fracture that kept him out at the start of the season, while Carvalho picked up a dead leg against Everton and is a doubt for this weekend's Premier League match with Wolves as well. Both players have remained in Liverpool while the rest of the first team travel to Naples.


"Curtis, when he was out previously, he had a stress reaction in the previous bone and was absolutely fine," added Klopp. "He trained twice but did it again. It's not as bad enough as the first time, but it's bad to keep him out.


"Fabio has a dead leg, he's walking now normal but he has no chance to train until now. We hope every day he will get better for the weekend, but I'm not 100 per cent sure."


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Date: 7/9/2022

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