Klopp’s damage replace on Alexander-Arnold after sickness plagues Liverpool camp

Jurgen Klopp has given an damage replace on Trent Alexander-Arnold that can fear Liverpool followers.

The Liverpool star was taken off at half-time through the 3-1 Premier League win over Burnley on Saturday. It got here after a usually spectacular first 45 minutes wherein the right-back supplied the help for Diogo Jota’s opener from a nook, making him the all-team main defender for league assists.

But Reds followers feared the worst when Alexander-Arnold was hooked on the interval of what was simply his second begin since recovering from a knee damage which dominated him out for 3 weeks. Curtis Jones crammed in at right-back, earlier than Liverpool boss Klopp confirmed his talisman was hampered by an present knee downside.

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The German mentioned: “[It’s the] same area in the knee. Nothing really bad but he felt it again and we have to see. We will assess it.

“We were made aware of it in the game so thought ‘what can we do’ then Trent said ‘no it’s fine’. But it’s not as he feels it so we had to be careful and take him off.”

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Jurgen Klopp is in the midst of an absentee crisis
Jurgen Klopp is within the midst of an absentee disaster

Klopp went on to disclose there was an sickness spreading across the Liverpool squad when offering an evidence as to why goalkeeper Alisson and defender Joe Gomez had been each absent towards Burnley.

Meanwhile, proficient teenager Connor Bradley has not performed for the reason that demise of his father, whereas Ibrahima Konate picked up a pink card within the earlier sport towards Arsenal.

Klopp defined: “We thought Joe Gomez could be again however he had a temperature yesterday so we needed to ship him house. Alisson felt unwell, could not sleep or eat actually in order that’s not useful.”

Alexander-Arnold assisted Diogo Jota for Liverpool's opener
Alexander-Arnold assisted Diogo Jota for Liverpool’s opener

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In spite of their lengthy listing of absentees, together with Mohamed Salah, the Anfield membership had been in a position to clinch a vital win to return to the highest of the Premier League desk. Following Jota’s header, Dara O’Shea equalised with a header of his personal simply earlier than half-time.

Luis Diaz restored Liverpool’s lead within the 52nd minute. And after the guests squandered a number of probabilities to equalise, Darwin Nunez met Harvey Elliott’s cross in with one other header.