Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold will be out for a few weeks with a hamstring injury, Jurgen Klopp confirms

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has confirmed Trent Alexander-Arnold will miss England’s caps against Switzerland and Ivory Coast in March with a hamstring injury.

Trent Alexander-Arnold was a key member of the Liverpool season (Reuters Photo)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Trent Alexander-Arnold will also miss England’s March internationals
  • Liverpool meet Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup quarter-finals on Sunday
  • Klopp said striker Mohamed Salah is still feeling the effects of a foot injury

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp confirmed on Friday that defender Trent Alexander-Arnold will be out for a few weeks with a hamstring injury and will miss England’s internationals against Switzerland and Ivory Coast in March.

Liverpool will miss Alexander-Arnold for a number of upcoming games, including Sunday’s FA Cup quarter-finals against Nottingham Forest.

Klopp has given Alexander-Arnold a high rating as the defender has recorded two goals and 17 assists in 35 games in all competitions this season. Liverpool are short of a replacement as James Milner is also unwell.

“Trent is out with a hamstring (injury) so he can’t be part of the England squad either. Not good news, we’ll see how long that lasts,” said Klopp.

“We’ll see how long it takes, but of course replacing Trent is difficult, but it’s possible. We have James Milner and Joe Gomez… theoretically we can change the system too, so we have a couple of options.

“Trent is very influential but in the past when Milner has had to step in he’s done incredibly well, he just needs to be available but how he’s going to be on Sunday I don’t know at the moment. If he’s not available we can look at a young solution.”

SALAH VIOLATION UPDATE

Klopp said striker Mohamed Salah was still feeling the effects of a foot injury he picked up in the league game against Brighton and Hove Albion this month.

Salah came off the bench in Liverpool’s 2-0 win over Arsenal on Wednesday.

“Mo felt his foot a bit again after the game so we’ll have to see what we do with that and on top of that there are a few little things so we’ll have to wait,” said Klopp.

“It’s always like this. I want to have a team in Nottingham that is physically and mentally fresh enough and really gives it their all.

“When we rotate – and I really don’t know at the moment – it’s only to have the best possible team on the pitch for that particular game.”

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