22-year-old Trent Alexander-Arnold will miss the showdown with Man City in the Liverpool Premier League due to injury.
Klopp talks about Trent Alexander-Arnold’s injury
The Liverpool defender suffered a groin problem during Monday’s practice and was eliminated from Tuesday’s Champions League game against Porto as a result. And Klopp has now revealed that the 22-year-old will surely be out when Man City visits Anfield on Sunday too.
The Liverpool boss also confirmed that Thiago will be away as he continues to recover from a calf problem, but he hopes both men can return to action after the international hiatus.
When asked if he had an update on the couple’s fitness, Jurgen Klopp told the club’s official website that he hadn’t. The lack of news means they are doing well, but won’t have enough time to return against Man City, but Klopp expects them both to return after the international hiatus.
But they have a good team, so they still have solutions and they have to use them, and yes, after the international break, the boys will be back. The head coach of the German national team spoke about the injury of Trent Alexander-Arnold’s before a 5-1 win over Porto, that Trent is unfortunately injured.
At training yesterday, Alexander-Arnold came in a little earlier. It looked frivolous, then they made further assessment and in the end it was serious. According to Klopp, Trent for today, for sure. Trent did not travel with them. And it doesn’t look good for a Man City game. It’s a muscle thing. they thought it was cramped, that he was just a little tired of Brentford’s playing, but it was more and now they have to deal with it. It is a muscle adductor.
Who can replace Trent?
Jurgen selected veteran Milner to serve as a right-back against Porto. The 35-year-old made it earlier in the month against Crystal Palace with some success. 20-year-old Welsh international Williams is available again after injury, while Gomez can also play at right-back if required. Both players were on the bench against Porto, as was Tsimikas, the Greek international left-back. The Reds are already dispensing with midfielders Harvey Elliott and Thiago Alcantara, but welcomed back Keita after a leg problem, and have Firmino available after a hamstring problem.