Liverpool have confirmed that Jordan Henderson misses Monday's clash with Leicester City due to a foot injury.
Leicester sit two points off the bottom of the table in what has been a disastrous defence of their title so much so that Chelsea's win over Swansea at the weekend means they mathematically can not retain their title anymore.
Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has been ruled out of Monday night's game at Leicester City with a foot injury, a source has told ESPN FC. "Henderson was hurt in training on Friday after a challenge with a team-mate". Fortunately the tests revealed heavy bruising but no fracture.
Whilst Can is a more than capable replacement, the loss of Henderson will be a blow for Liverpool, as they head to beleaguered Premier League champions Leicester knowing that victory will move them above Arsenal and back into a coveted top four spot.
Dejan Lovren is also expected to miss the match with a knee problem while Daniel Sturridge is yet to fully recover from a virus which caused him to leave the club's warm-weather training camp in Spain earlier this month.
Vardy felt strongly enough about the speculation to issue a statement on Instagram, during which he insisted "Claudio has and always will have my complete respect".
Last Wednesday, the 28 year old put pen to paper to secure a new three year contract with Liverpool.
That encounter was against the Premier League champions, a game they went on to lose 3-1, despite their opponents playing two matches and sacking their manager during that time.
Coutinho, 24, was speaking to Liverpool's official website after being presented with the Samba Gold award, which is given to the best Brazilian player in Europe.