Liverpool have been devastated by injuries in the past year. Jürgen Klopp has seen his side drop like flies since last summer. The end of the campaign has seen yet more misery piled on. Trent Alexander-Arnold could miss the Euros due to injury but his absence has a long term benefit.
Trent and the England squad
There was plenty of debate about the England squad for the upcoming Euros.
Plenty were wondering whether or not Gareth Southgate would be daft enough to not include the best right back in the world.
The Scouser had been left out of the squad in March and there were reports that he wouldn’t make the final cut in the summer despite finishing the season in fine form.
In the end the Three Lions boss saw sense and selected Trent Alexander-Arnold for the 26-man England squad.
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Trent Alexander-Arnold injury
This week England took on Austria at the Riverside stadium.
The Three Lions were warming up for the Euros and just about edged a win over the visitors.
Bukayo Saka scored the game’s only goal but the main story from the night came from the right back.
Trent Alexander-Arnold limped off with injury near the end of the game.
Gareth Southgate has since said he believes it to be a thigh problem and we’ll know more in the coming days.
Potential long term benefit
This is heartbreaking for Trent, particularly after how hard he worked to regain his place.
However, his missing the Euros would have a long term benefit.
He must be knackered, we’ve just been through an intense, gruelling season.
Having more time to rest ahead of the next campaign can only do him good.
Hopefully the extra time off will prevent a further injury and will have him fighting fit for the first game of the season.