Liverpool are worried about Trent Alexander-Arnold ahead of this weekend’s clash with Arsenal after the fullback picked up a knock midweek.
According to reliable local newspaper The Liverpool Echo, Alexander-Arnold could miss the crunch clash at the weekend against Arsenal after he was forced off the pitch against Hoffenheim with a dead leg.
With Nathaniel Clyne currently sidelined with a long term injury, Joe Gomez would be the alternative for Jürgen Klopp. Funnily enough, Gomez has played at left back against Arsenal before.
For The Echo, James Pearce indicates that Liverpool are waiting to see how Alexander-Arnold reacts to treatment before making a decision on his involvement this weekend.
Joe Gomez impressed at right back for the Reds last weekend. Although many Liverpool fans still prefer Alexander-Arnold to any other right back at the club, Gomez provides more defensive solidity than the 18-year-old.
Although the former Charlton Athletic man is actually a natural centre back, he is capable of playing right across a back four, including left back.
James Pearce also reports that despite being spotted at Spire Hospital, Liverpool Football Club have downplayed suggestions that Emre Can is injured,
The former Bayer Leverkusen man regularly has scans to ensure the Reds keep on top of the calf issue which dogged him for long periods of last season.
Nathaniel Clyne is still injured after missing the entirety of Liverpool’s pre-season preparations and there is yet to be an indication of when he will be returning to training.
On the other hand, Adam Lallana is only likely to be back fit around November after suffering a serious knee injury.
The only other notable first team absence is Philippe Coutinho with his transfer saga still waging on. He’s either injured, ill or just acting up – you choose.