Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold set to miss showdown with champions Manchester City after being ruled out of trip to Porto by groin injury
- Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold faces a spell out with a groin injury
- He didn’t travel with the Reds squad for their Champions League clash in Porto
- Juregn Klopp believes has cast doubt on the defender facing Manchester City
The England right back didn’t travel with the Reds squad for their Champions League clash in Porto on Tuesday evening after suffering a groin injury during training.
Liverpool had initially been hopeful the injury wasn’t serious but further tests revealed the player is likely to face a spell on the sidelines.
Trent Alexander-Arnold is unlikely to feature in Liverpool’s showdown against Manchester City
Alexander-Arnold is facing a spell on the sidelines after suffering a groin injury during training
And Klopp believes there is little chance of the right-back being available for Sunday’s clash against Pep Guardiola’s Premier League champions at Anfield.
Klopp told BT Sport: ‘Unfortunately shortly after training he went in early and we did a further assessment.
‘He is out for today for sure and it does not look great for the Manchester City game as well.
‘He thought it was tight but it is a little bit more than that. ‘It’s always a question of fresh legs or rhythm we decided this time for rhythm.
He could also miss England’s forthcoming World Cup qualifiers against Andorra and Hungary
‘Normally you have to rotate but in this situation we don’t have to the boys can go again.’
Alexander-Arnold could also miss England’s forthcoming World Cup qualifiers against Andorra and Hungary next month.
The 22-year-old had only just returned to Klopp’s side in the 3-3 draw at Brentford at the weekend, missing the previous week’s win against Crystal Palace due to illness.
James Milner filled in against Patrick Vieira’s men and could now be set for a run in that position once the extent of Alexander-Arnold’s injury is known.