Liverpool have had awful luck with injuries this season. The Reds have seen some of their brightest talents sidelined for extended periods. Jürgen Klopp must be pulling his hair out about it. In fairness, he predicted it. He has long warned of the dangers of the hectic schedule and three substitutions. The Trent Alexander-Arnold injury couldn’t have come at a better time for Liverpool.
Liverpool deny City
This weekend could have been worse.
The Reds journeyed to Man City with the knowledge that their last three games at the Etihad had ended in defeat.
This unfortunate streak ended on Sunday when Jürgen Klopp’s men denied City at home, pulling off a 1-1 draw in Manchester.
Mo Salah converted a penalty early on after a bright start from the visitors put the hosts on the back foot.
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Gabriel Jesus equalised before halftime when a lucky touch took him past Trent Alexander-Arnold.
Kevin de Bruyne missed a penalty shortly after, a penalty that shouldn’t have been awarded in the first place.
The second half was drab with both sides settling for a draw. There was one unfortunate moment for the Reds though.
After 63 minutes Trent Alexander-Arnold was substituted due to a calf injury.
The right back pulled up after feeling a tweak in his calf following a short sprint.
James Milner came on to replace the Scouser, the Reds never really threatened thereafter.
Best possible time
The Alexander-Arnold injury has come at the best possible time.
If there was ever a point for the Scouser to be ruled out it is when we are heading into an international break.
This gives the defender two weeks to recover before the next Premier League game.
The Reds will take on Leicester City at home on the 21st of November and, provided the injury wasn’t too serious, the Scouser should be fit to face the Foxes.
The defender also has the benefit of actually getting a rest. The international break would’ve put a further strain on his fitness, a strain he no longer has to face.