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Huge blow for Liverpool as Trent Alexander-Arnold out for ‘a few weeks’ with knee injury

Liverpool star Trent Alexander-Arnold has been ruled out for ‘a few weeks’ with a minor knee ligament tear injury.

Liverpool assistant manager Pep Lijnders confirmed on Tuesday that Trent Alexander-Arnold will be out of action for ‘a few weeks’ after suffering a knee injury against Arsenal.

Trent hyperextended his knee during the last game [against Arsenal in the FA Cup third round],” said Ljinders.

So he has a little tear in the lateral ligament of his knee and he will need time to recover. He had a scan and he will be out for a few weeks, so let’s see after that.

He will get some rest and then hopefully he can come back to where he was. Because this guy was decisive in all the games and was the one who created constantly for us from deep and gave the team a high level of flexibility. We will really miss him.”

Arnold will miss both Carabao Cup semi-final legs against Fulham, a league game against Bournemouth, and the club’s FA Cup fourth-round tie. The English defender also is a doubt for Premier League games against Chelsea on January 31, and Arsenal on February 4.

Arnold’s injury is a huge blow for Jurgen Klopp’s side as they also will be without Mohamed Salah and Wataru Endo due to AFCON and the Asian Cup. Dominik Szoboszlai also will miss Wednesday’s game against Fulham due to a hamstring injury.

Sam Barton
Sam Barton
Sam Barton fell in love with football during the 98 World Cup and has been fascinated by it ever since. The tactical side of the game is what truly inspires him to think, read and write about football, making him the ideal football writer.
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