Cape Town - Liverpool skipper Jordan Henderson will miss this weekend’s
Merseyside derby after failing to recover from his troublesome foot
Henderson has been sidelined for the last five weeks after sustaining the problem in training last month.
Jurgen Klopp had hoped that the England international would be fit
for Saturday’s clash with Everton, but he is yet to return to training
and will remain on the treatment table.
It leaves Klopp facing a headache in midfield for the derby, with
Adam Lallana sidelined by a thigh problem picked up on international
However, Daniel Sturridge has returned to training after recovering from the hip problem sustained last month.
Sturridge hasn’t played since Liverpool’s defeat at relegation-threatened Hull City, but could be on the bench at Anfield.
Brazilian pair Coutinho and Roberto Firminho are both expected to be
involved too after returning to full training following their
appearances in the World Cup qualifiers.
Meanwhile Everton have injury problems of their own as they make the short trip
to Anfield without defender Seamus Coleman, who broke his leg in
horrific circumstances while playing for the Republic of Ireland last
Coleman is likely to be out for between nine and 12 months
after his tibia and fibula bones were broken in an awful challenge by
Wales defender Neil Taylor during the 0-0 draw in Dublin.
Kick off is at 13:30.