Liverpool ran out 1-0 winners over Bournemouth on Monday night, thanks to a controversial Christian Benteke goal. On the downside for the Reds was seeing captain Jordan Henderson being substituted in the second half.
After the match, manager Brendan Rodgers gave an update on what the situation was.
“He’s (Henderson) had a problem with the bottom of his foot,” Rodgers told reporters in his post-match press conference.
“He hadn’t trained for part of the week, he was taking some painkillers with it. He did ever so well to even be out on the field.
“He wanted to try it, he wanted to give it a go, but you could see he was limited in his running.
“He did great for us in the period of time that he was on but it’s important that we get victories and it’s important that we have fit players on the field and unfortunately for him he was just in too much pain.”
It is great to see Henderson wanting to play through the pain barrier but hopefully he did not make his injury worse by playing against Bournemouth. Now Liverpool have to hope that the captain recovers in time to play against Arsenal on Monday night.