Trent Alexander-Arnold hamstring injury update – ‘It’s no big deal’ – Liverpool FC
The latest on Trent Alexander-Arnold’s hamstring injury appears to be positive, with the Liverpool right-back expected to be available for the majority of April.
The Reds are currently set to play eight games over 27 days next month, with the possibility of a Champions League semi-final first leg also on the schedule.
It should be a defining month for Jurgen Klopp’s side, and the manager will be eager for his first-choice right-back to become available as Watford, Benfica (twice), Man City (twice), Man United, Everton and Newcastle are waiting.
Ahead of the 1-0 win over Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup, Klopp revealed Alexander-Arnold will be out with a hamstring injury which also forces him to leave England.
He confirmed his number 66 would likely be sidelined for weeks, and it was reported shortly after that the player himself was targeting a return for the Premier League title clash with Man City on April 10. .
Due to a lack of concrete information from scans of Alexander-Arnold’s injury, it remains to be seen how serious the problem really is.
But in his column for The Athletic on Monday, James Pearce revealed it was ‘not serious’ and there was ‘cautious optimism’ that all is well the 23-year-old ‘should be fit most of this month of April. program.”
It’s a big boost for Liverpool, who are helped by the timing of Alexander-Arnold’s injury, with still a chance he will be rested for the trip to Forest, after which there is a 12-day break. days in the national calendar.
This free time will allow the playmaker to recover without missing any games, with the suggestion being that he would only be out for the home clash with Watford and the first leg of the Champions League quarter-final away to Benfica.
Liverpool should be able to do without Alexander-Arnold for these games, especially given the impressive Joe Gomez in his absence against Forest.
Gomez made just his seventh start of the season at the City Ground and, despite his limitations as a natural centre-back, caught the eye with his ability to drive forward and get into position to create chances.
Reflecting on Alexander-Arnold’s injury during his pre-Forest press conference, Klopp admitted: “I don’t know any player who plays like Trent in the world.”
But at least Liverpool are still able to bring in a usable replacement, with James Milner and academy youngster Conor Bradley also available – as well as Fabinho.