An injury could keep Trent Alexander-Arnold out for some time, according to reports. The England international went off against Manchester City.
Another game, another injury as Trent Alexander-Arnold became the latest Liverpool casualty.
The 22-year-old left the pitch early against Manchester City with a muscle injury.
That means Alexander-Arnold joins Virgil van Dijk, Fabinho, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlaind and Thiago on the injury list.
Oxlade-Chamberlain aside, all of those players are first-choice stars. Safe to say Liverpool are suffering then.
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And the Mirror claims that Alexander-Arnold could miss the next four weeks for Liverpool and England. Obviously, at RTK, we’re going to focus on the Liverpool side of things.
And it isn’t good.
The international break helps things but Liverpool could well be without their right-back for five games. That could even stretch to six, depending how quickly he can come back.
Four weeks would rule Alexander-Arnold out of a home game against Leicester City, an away game against Brighton, and a home game against Wolves.
Now, we’d still back Liverpool to beat Brighton but the other two will be very tough. Both teams are very good sides who require the Reds to be at their best.
But injuries mean Liverpool simply can’t be. It’ll take some manoeuvring from Jurgen Klopp to beat them.
As for Europe, Alexander-Arnold would miss home games against Atalanta and Ajax.
Now, Liverpool’s results already mean we’re not too worried about these games. The Reds have surely done enough to qualify already and we’d still back them to win at least one comfortably.
Fingers crossed on that, though – back-to-back defeats would lead to a nervy final game, to say the least.
Liverpool can certainly get through this but it’ll be very difficult test. Injuries are presenting arguably the toughest test the Reds have had for some time.