Jurgen Klopp provides a positive update following Trent Alexander-Arnold’s injury concern. Trent Alexander-Arnold suffered an ankle injury in Liverpool’s 3-1 win over Bournemouth, but Jurgen Klopp believes he will be fine.
Alexander-Arnold had a hit-or-miss performance as the Reds earned their first victory of the season, but was forced off in the second half.
Joe Gomez came over at right-back in the 75th minute, with physios on hand to provide prompt treatment in the dugout.
Liverpool won all three points at Anfield, but a setback for Alexander-Arnold has unsettled fans ahead of the trip to Newcastle next week.
The 24-year-old was seen hobbling away at full-time with ice strapped his left ankle, but speaking in his post-match press conference Klopp gave a hopeful update.
“I hope so,” he said when asked if the player was OK.
“He told me now he got a kick. That’s pretty painful, but as far as he felt it, it didn’t twist or whatever – it was a kick.
“That’s why we changed then, but I hope he will be fine.”
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – Saturday, August 19, 2023: Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold (L) is challenged by Bournemouth’s Milos Kerkez during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and AFC Bournemouth at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)
Given his importance to not only the side, but the entire system it is built around, any injury for Alexander-Arnold would be a major blow.
The likes of Wataru Endo or even Kostas Tsimikas may be trialled in the hybrid role, but there appears no player as well equipped to perform it.
Fortunately, there are six days between the win over Bournemouth and the trip to Newcastle, with hopes that Liverpool’s No. 66 can recover in time to start at St James’ Park.
Meanwhile, there was no mention of an injury for Luis Diaz despite late fears, while the manager hinted at an appeal over Alexis Mac Allister‘s red card.