Trent Alexander-Arnold injury: Liverpool fullback to be out for ‘weeks’

Noah Strang
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Alexander-Arnold out for weeks with a knee injury

Alexander-Arnold joins Andy Robertson, Mohamed Salah, Thiago Alcántara, Konstantinos Tsimikas, Wataru Endo, and others who are out for Liverpool. 

News Insights

  • Trent Alexander-Arnold suffered an injury in the Liverpool-Arsenal FA Cup match.
  • Trent “hyperextended his knee”
  • Scans after the match revealed an injury in his knee.
  • Liverpool have nine first team players ruled out heading into EPL Matchweek 21.

Liverpool’s injury list continues to grow. The club has revealed that tests on Trent Alexander-Arnold’s injury he suffered in the FA Cup against Arsenal is a pretty bad one. According to Liverpool assistant manager Pep Lijnders, the 25-year-old right back could be out for multiple weeks. Lijnders explained that Alexander-Arnold has suffered a small lateral ligament tear in his knee.  

Mohamed Salah and Wataru Endo will also be out for at least the next few weeks, as they are away with their national teams at the Africa Cup of Nations and Asian Cup, respectively. 

Alexander-Arnold injured

Lost in all the excitement of Liverpool’s 2-0 victory over Arsenal in the FA Cup Third Round was the fact that Trent Alexander-Arnold suffered an injury in that match. The English international was able to finish the game, but further scans have revealed a more severe injury. 
Liverpool assistant manager Pep Lijnders revealed that Alexander-Arnold “hyperextended his knee during the last game” and that he “has a little tear in the lateral ligament of his knee and he will need time to recover.” 
Lijnders went on to explain that the Liverpool academy graduate “had a scan and [that] he will be out for a few weeks.” 
Let's see after that,” the Liverpool assistant manager continued. “He will get some rest and then hopefully he can come back to where he was.”  

Injury crisis at Liverpool?

We’re over halfway through the Premier League season now, and it seems like every team is in the middle of some sort of injury crisis. Newcastle, Brighton, and Tottenham’s woes are well known. Even Man City have suffered recently with Kevin De Bruyne and Erling Haaland sidelined. It might be time to add Liverpool to that list.  
With Alexander-Arnold out, Liverpool have seven first team players out with injury. This includes all of the Reds’ natural fullbacks (Andy Robertson, Konstantinos Tsimikas, and Trent Alexander-Arnold).  
Liverpool’s list of unavailable players grows to nine when you count Mohamed Salah and Wataru Endo’s absences. Both players will be gone with their national teams at the Africa Cup of Nations and Asian Cup for at least the next four weeks.  

Looking ahead for Liverpool 

Liverpool’s next league fixture is against Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium. Even without Alexander-Arnold, the betting sites have Liverpool as big favourites. The Reds are also one of the major favourites to win the Premier League. Typically, they are the favourites or second behind Man City.  

Joe Gomez will most likely deputise at right back in Alexander-Arnold’s place, but don’t be surprised if you see youngster Conor Bradley filling in sometime this month. The 20-year-old Northern Irishman has made four appearances for Liverpool already this season.