Photo: Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson on crutches at Anfield

Steven Gerrard, Jordan Henderson and Simon Mignolet

The midfielder is set to miss two months with a broken foot.

Liverpool defeated Aston Villa yesterday – giving some respite to their under-fire manager Brendan Rodgers. In the end they had Daniel Sturridge to thank for the victory. The England striker scored twice as he continued his comeback from injury.

The goals were Sturridge’s first since he scored in a defeat to Manchester United in March.

But while he returned from injury in some style another man was present at Anfield yesterday on crutches.

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has been out for some time with a heel problem but on his comeback from that issue he broke a metatarsal in training and has been ruled out for a number of weeks.

He has been in the US seeking specialist treatment on the injury but was back in Liverpool yesterday to watch his team go into battle with bogey team Villa.

The England international was however on crutches for the game as he continues to recover from the broken foot.

Henderson is set to miss around eight weeks of action with the problem, ruling him out for both Liverpool and England.

Hopefully he will recover fully from the issue and come back strong into 2016.

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