Liverpool captain Henderson has been absent for at least five weeks after undergoing surgery for groin problems

The Reds have confirmed that their club captain was forced under the knife after receiving an untimely injury in the Merseyside derby

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson is facing at least five weeks on the sidelines after undergoing a groin injury surgery he suffered in a Merseyside derby with Everton.

The Reds said in a statement for the club official website: “Liverpool can confirm that Jordan Henderson underwent surgery for the injury he suffered during the Merseyside derby with Everton last weekend.

“The captain was withdrawn after half an hour of preparation at Anfield after he picked up a groin problem that prevented him from moving on.

“After further evaluation with the club’s medical team, Henderson successfully performed corrective action due to an adductor injury. A rehabilitation program will begin immediately.

“Upon return, no specific time frame is set; however, the 30-year-old was initially expelled until after the March international break.

“Henderson’s recovery will be closely monitored by the club’s medical department and his progress during rehabilitation work will determine when he will be able to resume full training.”

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