Alexander-Arnold to miss "weeks" due to hamstring injury
Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold will not join up with the England squad due to a hamstring injury that will keep him out for “weeks”. The 23-year-old will also miss Liverpool’s FA Cup quarter-final against Nottingham Forest on Sunday.
He was named in Gareth Southgate’s squad for friendlies against Switzerland and Ivory Coast on Thursday, but Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp confirmed a day later that the full-back will have to withdraw.
“Trent is out with a hamstring injury which will also keep him out of England duty. We need to see how long.”
When asked, Klopp added that Alexander-Arnold’s injury will make him unavailable for “weeks”.
In further bad news for Liverpool, Klopp also stated that Mohamed Salah had sustained a recurrence of the foot injury that saw him substituted off against Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday.
“Mo felt his foot again,” said Klopp. “So we have to see what happens.”
Alexander-Arnold’s imminent withdrawal from the England squad leaves only Reece James and Luke Shaw, who have missed Chelsea and Manchester United’s last three matches respectively through injury, as Southgate’s only full-back options.
Liverpool’s next match following the international break is the visit of Watford on April 2 in 16 days’ time.