Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson parked across two disabled bays after he arrived at a hospital for a scan on his injured hamstring. The midfielder, 29, from Sunderland, took up two disabled bays with his black Mercedes AMG GT 63s, worth £140,000, at the Spire Liverpool Hospital. And the four-door coupe was even parked in front of a sign which said: ‘Blue badge holders only’.
Jordan Henderson was replaced towards the end of Liverpool’s Champions League 1-0 defeat by Atletico Madrid on Tuesday and was seen limping when he left the stadium. And the Merseyside have already resigned the player to missing Monday’s Premier League game against the Irons.
Whether Henderson is absent for one game or more, it will be a major blow for the Premier League runaway leaders, Liverpool as their skipper has been in outstanding form over the past four months and is favourite to be named PFA Player of the Year.
Liverpool failed to come up with answers to Atletico Madrid on Tuesday at Wanda Metropolitano and losing a big game is not a feeling the squad have been familiar with over the past 12 months.
The one-goal deficit, however, is hardly beyond retrieval. Talking about the potential comeback and making it one more Anfield night, their talismanic defender, Virgil van Dijk said:
‘It’s going to be a difficult game,’
‘But we should be confident. We can’t let this defeat bring us down in any way at all. We’re never happy with losing.
‘It’s been a while, as well, but we have to believe in ourselves like we always do. We’re frustrated we lost but still have another 90 minutes.
‘We have to be patient, but Atletico have shown over the last couple of years that it’s very difficult to score goals and break them down.
‘They got help from the fans; their manager was fired up with them. We expected it. But it started with the goal we conceded. We gave them something to hold on to.’
Liverpool Football Club and Henderson’s representatives have been approached for comment. On the other hand, Liverpool’s manager, Jurgen Klopp gave his opinion on the extent of injury to his captain. He opined:
“It could have been worse,”
“We all know it was a hamstring injury. It’s not that bad but he will be out for three weeks or so which is not cool but as we see it, it’s lucky.”
Jurgen Klopp admitted that Merseysiders’ skipper, Jordan Henderson was taken off as a precaution, but the severity of the injury has determined he will now be ruled out of Liverpool’s next four fixtures.