Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson, the club must “his whole squad” in the last four games of the season, as it aims for a historic quadruple, after Fabinho’s injury on the road at. Aston Villa Tuesday night.
The Reds went backwards in the early stages at Villa Park after Douglas Luiz smuggled the ball over the line, but Joel Matip equalized within minutes before Sadio Mané’s excellent header in the second half secured all three points and took the Reds back to level with Manchester City. top of the Premier League table, albeit having played an extra match.
The introduction of Henderson, who had started on the bench, helped Liverpool gain a foothold in a match that Steven Gerrards Villa had started at a tremendous pace. The 31-year-old was brought in shortly after half an hour after Fabinho went down with his hind thigh.
After his team secured all three points, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp discussed the extent of the injury.
‘I do not know [how bad it is], ‘Klopp explained. He felt the muscle, not too much. He’s pretty positive, but I’m not sure what I can do about it, to be honest. We will see. He has a good feeling and it gives me a better feeling than I had and I took him off. I do not yet know what that means. “
Naby Keita and Curtis Jones had started alongside Fabinho, and Henderson praised their performance, while insisting that each member of the squad has a significant role to play in the last four games of the campaign.
“That’s probably the biggest disappointment tonight, Fab is, really,” Henderson said. “Crossing fingers because it’s not that bad, but we know he’s a great player and a great player for us, so we cross fingers that he’s OK.”
‘But yes, we have to use the whole squad, especially during this period the amount of matches we have had has been really intense. I think the boys who came in tonight have done a fantastic job and we have to recover because we have another big match this weekend. ‘
Liverpool’s next match is the FA Cup final against Chelsea at Wembley on Saturday, before two remaining Premier League matches away in Southampton and at home against Wolves. The following weekend, the Reds will compete in the UEFA Champions League final against Real Madrid in Paris, after winning the Carabao Cup this season.
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