Alexander-Arnold out for several week’s with hamstring injury

Trent Alexander-Arnold of Liverpool FC (Photo by Alex Livesey - Danehouse/Getty Images)
Trent Alexander-Arnold of Liverpool FC (Photo by Alex Livesey - Danehouse/Getty Images) /

Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold will be out for the next few weeks with a hamstring injury and has withdrawn from the upcoming England squad.

The 23-year-old defender suffered the injury in the team’s 2-0 Premier League win over Arsenal on Wednesday.

Jurgen Klopp announced that the player was out as part of his preparations for his team’s FA Cup tie at Nottingham Forest.

"“Trent is out with a hamstring, so he cannot be part of England too,” said Klopp.“Not good news, we will see how long that takes.” (via BBC Sport)"

Joe Gomez would step in to fill the Right-Back position in the Cup tie and could be the most obvious player to continue in the role, should Alexander-Arnold not return immediately after the International break.

James Milner would also be an option for Klopp, with the veteran having played there many times before under the German.

This season Alexander-Arnold has been integral to Liverpool, having notched up 18 assists so far.

The Reds return to top flight action on the 2 April, where they take on strugglers Watford, before a pivotal trip to Manchester City and the first leg of a UEFA Champions League knockout tie against Benfica.

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The Merseyside team are currently second in the Premier League, just one point behind leaders Manchester City. Klopp and Liverpool fans will be hoping they don’t lose the England International for any of the run in.