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Henderson and Keita missing for Liverpool's trip to Arsenal

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is again be without key midfielders Jordan Henderson and Naby Keita for the trip to Arsenal.

However, both are set to return to training in the next couple of days but are not likely to be available until next weekend.

"Hendo probably the start of (next) week will be in training," said Klopp. "Naby is the end of this week, which doesn't make a big difference match-wise but that's how it looks."

Klopp also addressed the issue of forward Mohamed Salah wearing strapping on his wrist in training.

"Mo is nothing really serious, it is an inflammation of the tendon and it's pretty much protection, it has no influence."

Liverpool captain Henderson signs new long-term deal

Henderson was instrumental in England's run to the World Cup semi-final. Credit: PA

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has signed a new long-term contract with the club.

The 28-year-old moved to Anfield in the summer of 2011 and has made 283 appearances since, assuming the captaincy from Steven Gerrard in 2015.

"It doesn't seem like too long ago when I signed my first one - it feels like yesterday, really - but a lot has happened since then," Henderson told liverpoolfc.com.

"I feel it's been a progressive journey for me throughout my time here and one I've enjoyed so much.

"There is no other place in the world I would rather play football. I want to be here for as long as I can be.

"I'm so privileged to have been a part of this club for so long, and hopefully even longer now."

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Henderson's England selection leaves Klopp unhappy

Klopp isn't happy over England's selection of Jordan Henderson. Credit: PA

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp put himself on a collision course with Gareth Southgate after criticising the England boss' handling of Jordan Henderson.

The German was unhappy his captain played the full 90 minutes in both their recent qualifying matches, particularly the game against Lithuania on an artificial pitch with their World Cup place already secured.

Over the past year Henderson has had to cope with a troublesome heel problem which saw him miss the final three months of last season.

"England played a friendly game on an artificial surface - it was a qualification game but they had already qualified - and I was not happy that Hendo was on the pitch to be honest with all the problems he's had in the past," said Klopp.

"It made no sense. We cannot be involved in this. They all make their own decisions.

"No manager of a national team asked me so far before a game 'How would you line up?'.

"We watch it, we wait until they come back and we take what we get."

Jordan Henderson: One defeat doesn't make Liverpool a bad team

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson. Credit: PA

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson insists nothing should be read into Saturday's 3-2 defeat at home to struggling Swansea.

"One defeat doesn't make you a bad team, we've still got a lot of confidence in the squad," Henderson said.

"No-one knows that (what effect losing to Swansea has done to their title aspirations), we'll find out at the end of the season.

"But it's how you react after defeats, that's how you can show character, show your spirit and show how good you are as a team in the game after.

"The next game is very important for us, and we need to react in the right way.

"We still feel very confident as a team, we've got brilliant players and we just need to keep going the way we have."

Henderson doubt for Liverpool

Jordan Henderson during their win against Manchester City. Credit: PA

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson is a doubt to face his former club Sunderland at the Stadium of Light.

The midfielder was forced off midway through the second half of Saturday's win over Manchester City with a heel problem, although it is not the same issue which has troubled the England international for the last 12 months.

Options for manager Jurgen Klopp include returning Adam Lallana to a deeper role and restoring Divock Origi to the starting line-up, or bringing in Lucas Leiva as the deep-lying midfielder.

Provisional squad: Mignolet, Clyne, Lovren, Klavan, Milner, Can, Wijnaldum, Lallana, Mane, Origi, Firmino, Karius, Alexander-Arnold, Moreno, Lucas, Stewart, Ejaria, Sturridge, Woodburn, Ojo.

Liverpool captain Henderson doesn't expect to start final

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson faces an anxious wait to discover whether he will lead out the side in the Europa League final.

Henderson is not banking on starting the Europa League final. Credit: PA

The England midfielder returned to action with a 26-minute cameo against West Brom on Sunday after more than five weeks out with a knee ligament injury.

But as Liverpool prepare for their first European final in nine years the 25-year-old thinks he has probably not done enough to force his way back into the line up against defending champions Sevilla in Basle.

He admitted:

I don't expect to start. I know I've been out a long time and I've only played 25-30 minutes and when I've been injured the team's done very well and played in some big games to get to the final.

At the same time I feel good and hopefully have been okay in training and in the game the other day. I'm ready to play as long or as little as the manager wants me to.

The injury has been good. In the last few weeks it has progressed really well, I've trained a few times and managed to play at the weekend. I don't know the team. We will probably only find out a few hours before the game as always. It's a huge night for everybody involved and every single player wants to play in it.

– Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson
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