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How many Liverpool players are currently out with an injury?

Jordan Henderson was forced to go off with an injury in Saturday's clash with Everton, adding to an already large list of injured players at Liverpool

 
7:12pm on Saturday 20th February 2021
By
Stefan Bienkowski

Jordan Henderson was forced to come off after just 29 minutes in Saturday’s Merseyside derby between Liverpool and Everton.

The England international has been used as one of Jurgen Klopp’s most dependable and versatile players this season so an injury at this point in the season will undoubtedly be a huge blow for the Anfield side.

However, aside from the individual misfortune of losing a player like Henderson, it now means that Liverpool have yet another key player missing from action and now stuck on a growing injury list.

But how many key players is Klopp now missing from his Liverpool squad?

Liverpool’s current injury list

Liverpool's current injury list
Feb 20, 2021
  NameAgePosition
1Virgil van Dijk37129D (C)83
2Joe Gomez59023D (CR)86
3Joël Matip69329D (C)77
4Fabinho156227M, D (C)90
5Naby Keïta39926M (C)77
6Jordan Henderson167730M, D (C)87
7Diogo Jota50124S (C), AM (L)90

The main problem for Klopp’s team this season has been the number of serious injuries his side have picked up in defence. The Liverpool manager lost Virgil van Dijk at the start of the season, along with fellow central defender Joe Gomez. Then, at the turn of the year, Joel Matip also picked up an injury that ruled him out for the remainder of the season.

In midfield, Klopp is also without central midfielder Naby Keita and Fabinho, with the latter often filling in as an extra central defender for much of the season like Henderson.

However, the injuries don't stop there. Along with the very obvious holes in Liverpool’s defence and midfield, Klopp has also had to spend much of the season without one of his most in-form attacking players Diogo Jota, who picked up a knee injury in mid December and hasn’t played since.

Whether Liverpool’s injuries have directly led to them underperforming in the Premier League this season is up for debate, but few could deny just how unfortunate they’ve been with injuries this season.

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