Henderson the latest doubt as Liverpool face midfield crisis
Liverpool are facing a possible midfield crisis ahead of their weekend trip to Tottenham Hotspur with Jordan Henderson the latest sweating on the result of a scan.
Henderson suffered a reaction to the horrific challenge by West Ham midfielder Kevin Nolan last weekend.
Nolan was sent off for a studded tackle on Henderson's ankle, and although the England international played the final seven minutes of his side's 4-1 victory, the injury has flared up in the last 48 hours.
Henderson was wearing a foot brace at the club's training ground yesterday, awaiting the results to establish the seriousness of the knock. Liverpool are hopeful it is not too serious and have not yet ruled the midfielder out of the trip to Spurs, but he faces an anxious few days.
Nolan will serve a three-match ban for the challenge his manager, Sam Allardyce, described as "irresponsible".
With Steven Gerrard also waiting for further assessment on a hamstring strain, Brendan Rodgers' options could be severely limited for Sunday's crucial fixture at White Hart Lane between two sides with genuine top-four aspirations.
Rodgers is already without Daniel Sturridge and first choice left-back Jose Enrique. His central midfield back-up is limited, with youngster Luis Alberto on standby to partner Lucas and Joe Allen.
Rodgers could revert to three centre-halves given Daniel Agger is likely to have recovered from illness, but the timing of these injuries could not be worse.
After Spurs, Liverpool face Cardiff and then travel to Manchester to face City and London to face Chelsea. (© Daily Telegraph, London)