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Injured Liverpool skipper Henderson to be assessed before Villa game

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Liverpool skipper Jordan Henderson will miss Thursday's last-16 League Cup tie against Arsenal but will undergo a late fitness test ahead of Sunday's Premier League trip to Aston Villa, the Merseyside club said on Wednesday.

FILE PHOTO: Premier League – Liverpool v Leeds United – Anfield, Liverpool, Britain – September 12, 2020 Liverpool's Jordan Henderson reacts. Pool via REUTERS/Shaun Botterill

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REUTERS: Liverpool skipper Jordan Henderson will miss Thursday's last-16 League Cup tie against Arsenal but will undergo a late fitness test ahead of Sunday's Premier League trip to Aston Villa, the Merseyside club said on Wednesday.

Henderson missed Liverpool's 7-2 League Cup win over Lincoln City and 3-1 victory against Arsenal in the league after the 30-year-old left the field with a minor muscle injury in their 2-0 win at Chelsea on Sept. 20.

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"Jordan, we will re-evaluate on Friday after this (Arsenal) game to see if he can be ready for Aston Villa," Liverpool's assistant manager Pepijn Lijnders told the club website https://www.liverpoolfc.com/news/first-team/410636-lfc-fitness-update-henderson-matip-tsimikas-and-oxlade-chamberlain.

Lijnders added that centre back Joel Matip, who is out with a muscular problem, will likely return after next month's international break, while new signing Konstantinos Tsimikas has yet to recover from a thigh problem.

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