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Jurgen Klopp’s sights are set on the Premier League’s top four (Clive Brunskill/PA)

Jurgen Klopp’s sights are set on the Premier League’s top four (Clive Brunskill/PA)

Jurgen Klopp’s sights are set on the Premier League’s top four (Clive Brunskill/PA)

Liverpool's injury crisis has not only been focused on their defensive line this season, with another long-term absentee now racing against time to play for the club again this season.

Captain Jordan Henderson was hoping to make a return this month after he underwent groin surgery in February, but progress has been slower than expected for the 30-year-old midfielder.

A source has told sundayworld.com that the initial predictions over Henderson's return date were "always optimistic", with his failure to resume full training evidence that he is still some way off a first team comeback.

Jurgen Klopp provided an update on Henderson's fitness last week, as he confirmed he was still unsure when his skipper could play again as he stated: "He is not in training yet, I think we can say that. All the rest we can see.

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Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson. (Photo by Paul Ellis - Pool/Getty Images)

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson. (Photo by Paul Ellis - Pool/Getty Images)

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson. (Photo by Paul Ellis - Pool/Getty Images)

"I don’t want to comment too much and give a running commentary. He looks good, that is the good news but not in training yet."

Liverpool would like Henderson to play matches in the Premier League rather than allowing him to make a return from injury in England's squad for this summer's Euro 2020 finals.

With just five Premier League games left to play, a return in the final two matches against Burnley and Crystal Palace could be a possibility with Liverpool's fitness team set to step up his recovery programme in the coming days.

Meanwhile, Virgil van Dijk's hopes of a return to action this season appear to be fading, with the Dutch defender struggling return from a knee injury he sustained against Everton in October.

Liverpool have hinted they would not want Van Dijk to return to action with Holland at Euro 2020, but that call could be taken out of their hands if Dutch coach Frank De Boer and the player decide he is fit to play this summer.

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