Liverpool defender Jarell Quansah will play no part during the upcoming international break.
Quansah had been called into the England U20 side having featured in Liverpool’s last two Premier League games.
But according to an update on englandfootball.com, the 20-year-old has had to withdraw from consideration.
No further updates are given, only that Quansah has been replaced by Leicester City’s Ben Nelson.
Also included in the report is confirmation that Trent Alexander-Arnold has been ruled out of the England senior side’s two fixtures. Having hobbled off during Liverpool’s win over Aston Villa on Sunday, ‘further checks’ have deemed the 24-year-old unfit to play.
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Although disappointing for both Quansah and Alexander-Arnold, we can’t say this is terrible news for Liverpool – unless the injuries are severe, of course.
The hope appears to be that Trent should be back in contention for the Wolves game on September 16th, though. If not then, then certainly the next game, at home to West Ham United.
On a personal level, the right-back will be disappointed. The international window could have seen him come up against Andy Robertson, with England taking on Scotland next Friday.
But with Alexander-Arnold having started the season so well, we’re happy to see him have a rest.
For Quansah, he has suddenly become much more important to Liverpool.
If Alexander-Arnold does miss next Saturday’s trip to Wolves, then it’ll likely mean Joe Gomez filling in at right-back. Depending on Ibrahima Konate’s fitness and Virgil van Dijk’s suspension, that could see Quansah make his full Premier League debut.
As a result, precaution has to be taken with the centre-back. He’s looked good in his two appearances so far, and throughout pre-season. An injury now would be most untimely for Jarell. Fingers crossed it’s nothing serious.