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'Hold me'; Liverpool fans react to Trent Alexander-Arnold injury news

Jurgen Klopp dropped some worrying injury news about Trent Alexander-Arnold on Tuesday evening. The full-back is in a race against time.

Trent Alexander-Arnold didn’t face FC Porto on Tuesday as he had a groin problem. Unfortunately, it’s one that could keep him out of the Manchester City fixture on Sunday.

“It didn’t look serious,” Klopp told BT Sport. “In the end, we did further assessment and it was serious. So he’s out for today [Porto] for sure, and it doesn’t look great for the City game, as well.

“It’s a muscle thing. We thought he was just tired from the game but it was more. Now we have to deal with that.

Liverpool soldiered on against Porto with James Milner at right-back as they crushed the Portuguese side 5-1. The assumption now is that the 35-year-old will continue there against his old side.

Fans react to Alexander-Arnold injury news

Understandably, fans reacted en masse to the news. Many of them aren’t feeling too confident about facing Liverpool’s title rivals without their star right-back.

Alexander-Arnold is obviously a huge loss – he’s the world’s best full-back and has started the season brilliantly. But injuries do happen and Liverpool will likely count on Milner to cover.

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And that’s not as problematic as it first sounds. The veteran has played there twice this season now and done very well each time.

He kept Wilfried Zaha quiet the other week and that’s about as tough a one vs one test as you can get. Milner’s followed that up with a great display in the 5-1 win over Porto that saw him pick up an assist.

The City game will be tough – no doubt about that. Liverpool will be weaker than they’d like, too. We’ll back Klopp to find a fix, though. He usually does.

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