Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson is a major fitness doubt for their early-season blockbuster against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on Monday.
The England midfielder has not taken part in training since limping out of Liverpool’s 1-0 win over newly-promoted Bournemouth with a foot injury.
Henderson took painkillers in a bid to get him through the game at Anfield, but was forced off early in the second half and was replaced by Emre Can.
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Although there is no broken bone, Henderson’s discomfort in the ball of his foot is a real cause for concern for the Reds ahead of their trip to London, according to the Liverpool Echo.
Should Brendan Rodgers not wish to risk the 25-year-old against the Gunners, Can is likely to start in a holding role, and James Milner will wear the armband.
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