15 Sept 2015

Bad News for Liverpool: 'Wonderful' £25m star out of Bordeaux game; 'extended spell' on the sidelines

When it rains, it pours. After two damaging defeats in a row, it now appears that 'wonderful' Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson - the club's only central midfielder capable of consistently scoring/creating goals - is set for an extended spell on the sidelines.

According to The Guardian on Monday evening:

* Henderson has flown to New York for treatment on his heel injury.

* Surgery is 'not believed to be on the agenda'.

* Liverpool are now set to be without Henderson for an 'extended spell'.

£25m-rated Henderson is not a world-beater, but as last season proved, he is one of Liverpool's biggest attacking threat from midfield, and without him, the Reds are utterly toothless in midfield.

Henderson will obviously miss this Thursday's Europa League game with Bordeaux, along with a number of vital Premier League games over the next few weeks.

In his absence, Liverpool will have to rely on the likes of Milner, Can, and Lallana (if fit), whose goalscoring records are appalling

* Can: No goals/assists in last 292 minutes of pitch time.

* Milner: No goals/assists in 450 minutes of football this season.

* Lallana: ONE goals/0 assists in the last 1289 minutes (21.4 hours) for LFC.

There's no point even bringing Joe Allen into the equation, as there's more chance of Simon Mignolet scoring for Liverpool.

Liverpool's squad is woefully short of players capable of filling the Hendo void, which - in theory - should not be that difficult as he is merely a very good player (as opposed to a fantastic and/or 'world-class' performer).

Unfortunately, it appears that fans will have to endure the distinctly uninspiring Lucas-Can-Milner axis for the foreseeable future.

And to think at one time Liverpool had Gerrard, Mascherano, and Alonso in midfield...

I believe that's commonly known as a stunning fall from grace.

Author: Jaimie K


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