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Trent Alexander-Arnold injury blow confirmed

Trent Alexander-Arnold

Trent Alexander-Arnold looks set to be out of action for around a month due to a knee injury.

The 20-year-old Liverpool defender injured himself during the warm up against Brighton at the weekend but still managed to put in a full 90 minute shift. However, tests have since revealed that he has sustained a minor ligament issue which the club expect will keep him sidelined for up to 4 weeks.

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Alexander-Arnold is now expected to miss games against Crystal Palace, Leicester City, West Ham United and Bournemouth and he will face a race against time to be available for the first leg of the Champions League tie against Bayern Munich on 19th February.

Having allowed Nathaniel Clyne to join Bournemouth on loan this month, Jürgen Klopp’s options at right-back are now limited. James Milner is the most likely candidate to provide cover.

Georginio Wijnaldum is also struggling with a knee problem and is a doubt for the visit of Palace on Saturday.