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Liverpool handed Trent Alexander-Arnold injury blow


After Liverpool secured their spot in the 4th round of the FA Cup on Sunday by beating Arsenal 2-0, they return to action on Wednesday when they face Fulham in the semi-final of the League Cup.

The first leg of the semi-final is at Anfield and Liverpool are 2/5 favourites with bet365 for that game.

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Liverpool confirm Trent Alexander-Arnold injury blow

Ahead of Wednesday evening’s game, Liverpool assistant manager Pepijn Lijnders spoke to the media on Tuesday and confirmed a major blow for the Reds.

Trent Alexander-Arnold will be sidelined for ‘a few weeks’ due to a knee injury sustained during the weekend’s 2-0 victory at Arsenal.

Lijnders told Liverpoolfc.com: “First of all, some not-that-good news, Trent hyperextended his knee during the last game.

“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.”

The Liverpool coach then provided several more updates on Liverpool’s injured stars: “Virgil is back. He did some runs yesterday on the pitch, looked good again. So he will be back in the squad, he recovered well. So it really helped him not to travel to London. Dom is progressing well on the pitch, he’s running, so let’s see. Not available for tomorrow.

“And then we have Robbo, he’s almost at the three-month mark, so he will get checked by the surgeon. And if he does that scan and we see everything [so] that we can really progress him, he will go to Dubai for a week to do proper volume sessions, proper sessions, so that will be good for him. Then we see the three-month-mark scan and then we can see how quick he can go into contact again.”

Josh Barker

Josh Barker

Middlesbrough fan from the North East of England. @JoshBarker979 on Twitter.