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Liverpool struck with potential double injury blow

With Liverpool currently having a number of senior players out injured such as Harvey Elliott, Roberto Firmino, Naby Keita and James Milner, it’s safe to say the Reds have not had the best luck in this department so far this season.

Looking ahead to their next Premier League clash when the current international break comes to an end with a home clash against Arsenal next up for Jurgen Klopp’s side, it seems as though they could have another couple of important first-team players out with injuries as well.

What’s the news?

It has recently been reported by the Liverpool Echo that Reds duo Sadio Mane and Jordan Henderson are set to be assessed by the club in the coming days after picking up injuries whilst away with their respective countries.

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With Mikel Arteta’s side just one place and two points behind Liverpool in the Premier League table after the Reds suffered their first league defeat of the season before the international break with a 3-2 loss against West Ham United, Klopp and everyone at the Merseyside club will undoubtedly be hoping that both Mane and Henderson will be deemed fit enough to play in this big match on Saturday evening.

In terms of Mane, the winger has proven himself to be a dangerous attacking threat for the Reds this season with six goals under his belt in the 11 league games he’s played in. Thus, to lose him at a time when Firmino is also out could be hugely detrimental for Klopp.

As for Henderson, the Reds captain has also proven himself to be a top performer for the team this season having racked up an average of 1.1 shots at goal, 1.5 key passes, and 1.5 tackles per game in the Premier League, showing how critical he has been as an all-round midfield unit up and down the pitch.

Furthermore, his leadership skills are also of outstanding quality.

Are you confident Liverpool could beat Arsenal without Henderson and Mane?

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Looking ahead to the Arsenal game, if the worst-case scenario were to happen and both Mane and Henderson were unable to play against the north London club, this would surely leave Klopp fuming. After all, it would leave his side with a lower chance of picking up a win against a side that has not tasted defeat in a game in the league since August.

It will be of even greater frustration that the setbacks have occurred on international duty too, something completely out of Liverpool’s control.

It’s safe to say everyone at Anfield will have their fingers crossed that the injury assessments on Mane and Henderson in the coming days will come back positive.

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