A three-match suspension will not stop Jordan Henderson from contributing to the Liverpool cause, with the midfielder set to travel to Norwich City with the squad for this weekend's clash.

The No.14 received a red card in stoppage time as the Reds successfully downed Manchester City last Sunday, with the referee penalising a sliding challenge on Samir Nasri in the closing seconds.

After being sent off at Anfield, Henderson must now suffer the frustration of watching from the sidelines as his colleagues attempt to maintain their position at the Barclays Premier League summit.

He will do it from the confines of the stadium, however, as Brendan Rodgers has explained why the 23-year-old's presence on a matchday can provide a benefit for the players eligible to compete.

"Jordan will still travel with the team," the manager revealed. "I've told him he's a vital member of the group.

"He might not be able to affect the next three games on the field but he's going to be very important for our changing room, our travelling and our hotels because he's very much a part of us.

"We'll lose him on the field but we can't lose his personality off the field as well, which is why he'll still travel and be a part of what we're doing."