England CARABAO CUP: Liverpool suffer Alexander-Arnold blow ahead of Fulham game

Liverpool assistant manager Pepijn Lijnders has confirmed Trent Alexander-Arnold will be sidelined for ‘a few weeks’ due to a knee injury and will thus miss their Carabao Cup clash against Fulham on Wednesday.

The Liverpool vice-captain sustained the issue during the weekend’s 2-0 victory at Arsenal in the Emirates FA Cup. On a positive note, Virgil van Dijk, who missed the tie in north London due to illness is available for the first leg of the semi-final at Anfield.

Speaking ahead of the game, Lijnders told Liverpoolfc.com: “First of all, some not-that-good news, Trent hyperextended his knee during the last game.

“So he has a little tear in the lateral ligament of his knee and he will need time to recover. He had a scan and he will be out for a few weeks, so let’s see after that.

“He will get some rest and then hopefully he can come back to where he was. Because this guy was decisive in all the games and was the one who created constantly for us from deep and gave the team a high level of flexibility. We will really miss him.

“Virgil is back. He did some runs yesterday on the pitch, looked good again. So he will be back in the squad, he recovered well. So it really helped him not to travel to London.”

Dennis Mabuka

Dennis Mabuka is a seasoned Kenyan journalist with 18 years of experience covering sports events. He is currently a sport content creator with en.Africatopsports.com.

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