Trent Alexander-Arnold has been withdrawn from the England squad to face the Czech Republic and Montenegro after suffering a back injury, Sky Sports reports.

The Reds have Naby Keita, Xherdan Shaqiri, Andy Robertson, Joe Gomez and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain on the treatment table at the moment but all are expected to be fit when the international break ends.

There are fans on Twitter who believe that Jurgen Klopp is simply playing the mind game that a lot of other top managers have done in the past when it comes to injuries during the international break.

 

With Liverpool looking to win the Premier League title for the first time, it’s crucial that Klopp has a fully fit squad or as close to that as possible.

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With Joe Gomez and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain set to return after the international break, Klopp will have more options on match days than he has had all season. The remaining seven games in the league are crucial for Liverpool if they are to win the title.

The Reds are waiting for a Manchester City slip up to confirm their place at the top of the table as their two-point lead at the top is a result of having played a game more than their rivals.

The hope is that Manchester United or Crystal Palace can hold City to a draw or even nick a win and condemn the champions to chasing Liverpool for the last few games of the season.

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