Liverpool's Jordan Henderson has received treatment in America

Image: Henderson is expected to report to Melwood on Thursday

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson is returning to England after undergoing specialist treatment in America to cure an ongoing heel injury, according to Sky sources.

Henderson flew to the United States with club doctor Andy Massey on Monday to visit orthopaedic specialist Dr James Cozzarelli, in an attempt to remedy the problem which forced his substitution in the 1-0 win over Bournemouth last month.

The England midfielder has now undergone a procedure which involves a series of injections - but has not had surgery and is expected to report back to Liverpool's Melwood training complex on Thursday.

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Liverpool have struggled in Henderson's absence, picking up just one point from nine and suffering back-to-back defeats to West Ham and Manchester United.

It is not yet clear if Henderson will be in contention to play in Norwich's visit to Anfield on Sunday.

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