Liverpool may be in for a hard time with regards to the availability of key personnel as the season progresses. The 2020/21 Premier League season is beginning to take shape as the pretenders are gradually being separated from the major contenders.
There is the need for the Reds to have all their key players on hand to help them battle and retain their Premier League title. However, with the injury that has been hitting Jurgen Klopp’s key men since the season began, they might struggle to do so.
The Reds had to settle for a point at the Etihad against Manchester City on Sunday in a 1 all draw, with all goals coming in the first half.
The draw could be considered a decent result but Jurgen Klopp and his men will be left fuming after Trent Alexander-Arnold was forced to hobble off during the game.
The productive right-back who has established himself as one of the best defenders in the Premier League in recent seasons was subbed off in the 63rd minute with what seemed to be a calf problem.
He was replaced by veteran James Milner and this recent development is a major setback for the defending champions as they might also be forced to make do without Virgil Van Dijk for the rest of the season after the towering defender suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury.
The injury will also be a concern to Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate ahead of the upcoming international fixtures. Alexander-Arnold’s injury will be assessed ahead of the upcoming international games.
England will resume international action with a friendly against the Republic of Ireland before facing Belgium and Iceland in the Nations League. Hopefully, the injury to the defender won’t keep him on the sidelines for long.
Trent Alexander-Arnold has played every minute for the Reds in the Premier League this season before sustaining the injury which forced him off.