Liverpool vice-captain Trent Alexander-Arnold has been seen back in full training ahead of this weekend’s game against Newcastle.
The England international had to be substituted before the final whistle of the Reds’ 3-1 win over Bournemouth last Saturday, with manager Jurgen Klopp confirming after the match that the defender had picked up a knock:
“He told me he had a kick which was pretty painful. But as far as a twist or fall, it was a kick. That’s why we changed then but I hope he will be fine.”
With Alexander-Arnold now back on the training pitch, it seems as if the fullback only sustained a minor knock and he should be available for the trip to St James’ Park.
Updates on four other Liverpool players
Luis Diaz received treatment late on in the Bournemouth victory and, like Alexander-Arnold, he was substituted before the end of the game as a precaution.
However, the Colombian international was pictured alongside new signing Wataru Endo in training yesterday.
It is not such good news for midfielder Curtis Jones. The 22-year-old sat out the Cherries fixture with an ankle problem and it appears that he is still undergoing rehabilitation on the injury.
Thiago Alcantara is not ready to make his comeback. The Spaniard has been sidelined after undergoing a hip operation back in May. It was hoped that he would be back sometime in pre-season but it looks certain that he will miss, at least, the first month of the new campaign.
Stefan Bajcetic, meanwhile, was on the bench at the weekend. It was the first time that the 18-year-old had featured in a matchday squad since March, having spent a number of months on the treatment table after tearing his abductor muscle. He will be looking to get on the pitch against Newcastle on Sunday.