Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson has jetted out to America in order to speed up his recovery from a heel injury.
The 25-year-old hasn't played for the Reds since their 1-0 win against Bournemouth in August, missing their last three matches against Arsenal, West Ham and Manchester United.
According to the Liverpool Echo, Henderson flew to New York with club doctor Andy Massey in order to meet up with orthopaedic specialist Dr John Cozzarelli to try and find a cure for the troublesome injury.
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As it stands, Liverpool aren't considering surgery and are hopeful of finding a solution to get their midfield talisman back on the pitch as soon as possible.
Brendan Rodgers' team have struggled so far this term and have accumulated seven points from five games to leave them in tenth place. That has heaped pressure on the Liverpool boss who faces a tough match in the Europa League against Bordeaux on Thursday.
Rodgers had initially hoped that Henderson would be back in action for the game against Manchester United after the international break, but as it stands there is no date on his return.
Without their captain, Liverpool have recouped just one point from a possible nine, which has prompted suggestions Rodgers' job could be in danger. There was better news on Adam Lallana who has been struggling with a thigh injury; the former Southampton ace has returned to training and could feature against Norwich next weekend.