Jordan Henderson: I need an operation soon

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Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson has admitted he needs to undergo an operation soon, but believes it won’t mean him missing games.

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The midfielder broke a bone in his wrist during Saturday’s 5-1 Premier League victory over Arsenal at Anfield and played Wednesday night’s dramatic 3-2 win at Fulham wearing a cast.

Henderson, who is enjoying his best season of football yet at Liverpool, admitted after the game that he was in a lot of pain.

“I was in a bit of pain during the game but it wasn’t too bad,” he said in the Liverpool Echo.

“The doctor gave me some painkillers and it was okay. Playing with a protective cast helped.

“I’ve got to get an operation soon but it won’t stop me from playing games. There is a lot to play for and I don’t want to miss out.”

Liverpool’s next league game comes on Sunday, February 23rd. That’s after this Sunday’s FA Cup fifth round encounter at Arsenal.

Many are starting to talk about Liverpool’s title chances after the impressive displays of character to beat Arsenal and Fulham in the last week.

But Henderson says the mood is one of quiet confidence.

“We’ll never say never,” he added.

“We are quietly confident in every game we go into but we just have to keep doing what we’re doing and concentrate on ourselves.

“We have been playing well of late and our confidence is flying. Everyone is playing their part. We will see where we end up at the end of the season.

“All our focus is now on Arsenal as we know we’ve got a tough game coming up this weekend.”

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