Liverpool are reportedly pessimistic about midfielder and captain Jordan Henderson’s chances of featuring for the club again before April and fear the England international could be sidelined for two months.

Jordan pulled up in the 26th minute against city rivals Everton with a groin strain but Henderson struggled on until eventually requesting to be substituted.

He has played at centre-back in the latest weeks to cover for the absences of Joe Gomez, Virgil van Dijk and Joel Matip in the heart of the defence.

While Jordan has impressed, manager Jurgen Klopp has been desperate to return the player to his favoured midfield position in order to inject some intensity higher up the pitch.

However, after giving an update about Jordan’s injury after Sunday’s defeat to Everton, the Athletic state that he could miss the next two months of action.

While initial fears suggest the Reds’ skipper is out for up to six weeks, it’s claimed that some members of the club’s medical department fear that he could be missing for longer.

That would mean Jordan misses the majority of the remainder of the campaign and would only return for the run-in in late April.

The Anfield side are currently five points outside of the Top 4 and they face relegation-threatened Sheffield United at Bramall Lane this weekend, before hosting Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea.

Liverpool put their domestic form behind them to beat the Bundesliga side RB Leipzig 2-0 in their last-16 first leg UEFA Champions League tie against Die Roten BUllen.