Reds boss Jurgen Klopp expressed deep concern over the extent of the injury when he said after the game, “We don’t know exactly, we have to wait, but Hendo’s injury is huge.
“It’s in the knee and it doesn’t seem to be anything at this time of the season.”
Klopp is still awaiting confirmation from his medical team as to the extent of the injury, but it seems likely that the midfielder has strained the middle ligaments in the right knee.
And that forecast would put him on the sidelines for six to eight weeks, which means that with the short time between seasons for the Premier League, Henderson could miss the opening games for the new campaign.
He is expected to lift the trophy in Anfield’s last Liverpool game in their winning season, which will be played against Chelsea on July 22.
If the initial fears prove to be correct, the skipper will miss this match but with nine authorized replacements, he could still be on the bench to allow him to recover the price that the club finally claimed after a 30-year wait.
Liverpool, meanwhile, have given their much-loved teenage goalkeeper Vitezslav Jaros a new long-term contract. The Czech under-18 international impressed in the Youth Cup victory last season and has already made his debut with the U23.