Broken foot rules Jordan Henderson out for 6-8 weeks

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Liverpool have been hit with a hammer blow, following news that captain Jordan Henderson will be out of action for up to two months.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Monday, August 17, 2015: Liverpool's captain Jordan Henderson is substituted by manager Brendan Rodgers during the Premier League match against AFC Bournemouth at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Henderson suffered a broken foot in Friday’s training session at Melwood, with minor surgery expected to be done on Monday.

The likes of Tony Barrett, James Pearce and Paul Joyce, all among the most reliable Liverpool-based journalists around, confirmed the news on Saturday lunchtime.

The injury is completely unrelated to the heel problem that saw the 25-year-old fly out to America earlier this week, in what is a cruel twist of fate.

It’s understood that the injury occurred in a tackle with Martin Skrtel in training on Friday and is on the opposite foot to which Henderson underwent treatment on in America.

It’s a huge blow for Liverpool, who will now be without one of their most important players in the lead-up to Christmas, with some daunting away fixtures on the horizon.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Monday, April 13, 2015: Liverpool's captain Jordan Henderson applauds the supporters after the Premier League match against Newcastle United at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The England international’s consistency, creativity and all-round box-to-box influence are all vital to the Reds, and others must now step up to the plate.

Joe Allen is set to return to action in the near future, while youngsters Jordan Rossiter and Pedro Chirivella may also be used more than expected now.

Henderson has made giant strides since his dark early days at Anfield, and this setback acts as an undeniable setback to everyone associated with Liverpool.

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