Liverpool fans see Jordan Henderson missing Swansea match as a bonus

Liverpool confirmed this weekend that captain Jordan Henderson will miss the Reds’ Boxing Day clash with Swansea, after limping off early in the match against Arsenal on Friday night.

Jurgen Klopp’s side host the Swans knowing that three points are a must if they’re to keep up their top four aspirations, currently just one point ahead of Tottenham Hotspur in the final UEFA Champions League qualification spot.

Henderson’s injury will be seen as a blow to Klopp, who sees the midfielder as an important part of his starting eleven having already played 23 matches for the club this season.

However, Liverpool fans are less bothered by the injury, believing it’s a chance for a more dynamic, forward thinking player to come into the team and stake a claim for regular football.

Supporters delivered a harsh response to the news on Twitter this weekend, with many suggesting the injury is good news with regards to Boxing Day’s team selection.

Here’s a flavour of the reaction…

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