Trent Alexander-Arnold injury update: how long will the Liverpool RB be out of action?

Liverpool has been playing quite exquisite football this season and has been outperforming in every match, albeit that 3-1 loss to Arsenal recently, unlike their last season, where they were not able to win consecutive matches as well. These performances have helped them stay at the top of the Premier League and they have all the chance to win it this season.

But recent injury issues have become a concern for manager Jurgen Klopp, who has announced his departure from the club at the end of the current season. And it seems like the issues are not going to end as another crucial player gets injured before a crucial clash in the coming weeks.

Trent Alexander-Arnold’s injury update

The 25-year-old right-back has just recently returned from an injury layoff this season and it seems like he will be on the sidelines more now after suffering another setback on the pitch. Sources have suggested that Liverpool rushed him back for no good reason and due to not recovering properly from his previous injury, the player has suffered a setback that has aggravated that injury.

According to reputed journalist Fabrizio Romano :

“Trent Alexander-Arnold is set to be out again for a few weeks after he was rushed back by Liverpool and aggravated his current injury. Alexander-Arnold will miss the Carabao Cup final vs Chelsea as reported.”

As reported by another journalist, Paul Joyce, the right-back is set to miss Liverpool’s all-important clash against Chelsea in the Carabao Cup final in the next few weeks.

This is a huge blow for the club, which is already deprived of Mohamed Salah’s services this season due to his injury during the AFCON cup in January. This injury just adds to the big list of players injured for the Premier League side

Who will cover for TAA?

In light of recent reports, it has become a big issue for the Liverpool management to decide who will cover for Trent in the upcoming matches, especially against Chelsea in the Carabao Cup final. But the problem doesn’t seem too serious for Jurgen Klopp’s side, as they seem to have a tried-and-tested option on the bench.

Conor Bradley, the 20-year-old Northern Irish professional right-back, is another Liverpool youth academy product rising through the ranks very fast due to his consistently outstanding performances. He is the same player who covered for Trent when he was injured earlier and the player performed well.

In fact, in a recent match against Chelsea, the player provided 2 assists and scored a screamer to help Liverpool win that game, after which his numbers were also compared with Manchester United’s Bruno Fernandes by the fans and he seemingly came out on top in those comparisons as well.

With such a tried and tested right-back against Chelsea at his helm, Jurgen Klopp is extremely lucky that the player was a gem in disguise for his team and the player can be expected to give consistent starts in the absence of Trent. He is a prime prospect for Liverpool’s right-back spot against Chelsea in the final and also for future options.

Many reports have also considered the fact the youngster could push Trent into midfield in the current Liverpool team, as his performances cannot be ignored by any manager. Do you think Liverpool will face issues in the absence of Trent or will Liverpool’s new-found gem be good enough to replace him? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.


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