Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that Trent Alexander-Arnold will miss the game against Manchester City this weekend.
The right-back sustained an adductor injury in training earlier this week, and he is not expected to be back in action before the international break.
Supporters on Twitter feel it is a massive setback for Liverpool ahead of such a crucial match, and they are concerned about the lack of backup in the squad:
— Ranveer Sanghera (@rsangheraBackup) September 28, 2021
Swear we get the worst luck with injuries ffs!
— Danny Whitefoot (@DannyWhitefoot) September 28, 2021
— Woka wei ap3 de3n ⚪️ (@ManuelAristotl4) September 28, 2021
— ☔️ (@TrentSZN__) September 28, 2021
— KJ (@kopite4ever1) September 28, 2021
Milner RB vs City pic.twitter.com/cedlmmsQmL
— Malachi (@LFCMalachi_06) September 28, 2021
At least we have a back up right ba…
oh wait nvm
— – (@chielinilookout) September 28, 2021
Here we go again.
— Osman. (@LidlCookies) September 28, 2021
pls no 😭😭
— ♥️ (@Flosie18) September 28, 2021
James Milner is expected to deputise for Trent on Sunday. It is certainly not the ideal scenario, considering the 35-year-old will likely be going up against Jack Grealish, but the veteran midfielder is a wise old head, who managed to keep Wilfried Zaha quiet only a couple of weeks ago.
It is definitely not a great position to be in, though, and those who feel that the Reds should have signed a backup option in the summer will be feeling that their criticisms of the club’s transfer business were justified.