Klopp: We don’t really know when Henderson return
The midfielder is in pain at the moment, but in terms of his ongoing condition, his latest spell on the sidelines could be a positive sign
Jordan Henderson has "bleeding around the heel", but Jurgen Klopp believes the Liverpool captain's latest concern is a positive one in providing relief from plantar fasciitis.
The midfielder’s condition is an ongoing one, however, it is understood that a rupture of the tissue might eventually alleviate the pain and Klopp is hoping that is the case currently.
Henderson had to be replaced in the victory over Sunderland due to the discomfort in his heel, and missed the weekend’s defeat at West Ham.
He will also sit out Tuesday's League Cup test against Stoke, with Liverpool hoping the skipper will be available again shortly.
"We don’t really know," Klopp said when asked when the England international could return.
"We have to wait each day, each hour, each minute because the thing that happened with his tendon is painful, but it’s good. We hope that when the blood is out of the foot then the problem is solved.
"But in this moment there’s blood around the heel so it’s not possible to train or to play. But we hope it’s not serious, that we only have to wait because we cannot do more than we are doing with the treatment to bring the blood out of the foot. You cannot rush it."
In December, Henderson explained that the period of recovery following such a rupture alters with every individual.
"There is nothing set in stone for this injury. A lot of people have said to keep having cortisone injections and eventually it may just rupture and that might be the relief that is needed but no one knows,” he said.
“It can vary. People have been out for months after a rupture and others have been out for a week or two."