Trent Alexander-Arnold got what he needed from the international break, according to reports. Liverpool are back in action this weekend at Watford.
This comes from the Telegraph. They claim that Trent Alexander-Arnold has healed up over the international break.
The 23-year-old missed games against FC Porto and Manchester City after picking up a knock. As with all injuries at Liverpool, there was a worry that this could turn into a long-term thing.
Instead, the international break came a decent time for everyone. Alexander-Arnold is now ready to face Watford at Saturday lunchtime.
Alexander-Arnold heals up over international break
This is certainly good news for Liverpool. Last season – as well as notable players – leave a fear that once a player misses some games, their absence will turn into months.
We’re seeing it right now with Thiago, in fact. The Spaniard should be back ‘after the international break’ but we’re not sure when that will be.
Alexander-Arnold, though, is back and immediately improves this Liverpool side. James Milner deputised very well in Portugal but struggled against City – Phil Foden’s movement proved difficult for the out-of-position 35-year-old.
Now Liverpool get a natural full-back in position for their upcoming games. That certainly should make things easier.
Any other worries?
Unfortunately, yes. Diogo Jota returned early from duty with Portugal as he carries a muscle injury. There’s a real doubt over his fitness for the weekend.
Then there’s the situation with Alisson and Fabinho. They’re currently with Brazil and have a fixture on Thursday evening. There’s a worry they won’t return in time to play Watford at 12:30 on Saturday.
So that’s three starting XI players – four with Thiago – that are major doubts for the game at Vicarage Road. Alexander-Arnold’s return to fitness is a major blessing, then.