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No more lies, Trent Alexander-Arnold's injury was avoidable, the reason why

Injuries again clouding Liverpool's outlook for the final stretch of the Premier League season

By Charles Cornwall

Alexander Arnold injured and worried
Alexander Arnold injured and worried
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Injuries are once again clouding Liverpool's outlook for the final stretch of the Premier League season. Just when they need the full squad to do battle with Arsenal and Manchester City, Trent Alexander-Arnold has been confirmed out following a relapse he suffered against Burnley on Saturday.

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Trent, who had already felt some discomfort at the Emirates Stadium, started the match at Anfield, but was replaced at half-time by Harvey Eliott. The change raised doubts among the fans, who were hoping to have their first-choice right-back back as a revival for the most important part of the current campaign. Unfortunately, the news coming out of England is not the best and is reminiscent of what happened during the break for the Qatar 2022 World Cup, when Luis Diaz wanted to return prematurely from his knee injury and ended up relapsing to the point of having to undergo surgery.

The good news is that Alexander-Arnold will not have to undergo surgery, but he will miss the Carabao Cup final against Chelsea on 25 February, plus a couple more weeks while they confirm he is fit enough to return. According to Times Sport, it is a knee injury that is again aggravated by the strain he has been exposed to in recent days. "No date has been set for the Liverpool right-back's return to action, although Manchester City's Premier League visit to Anfield on March 10 is on the horizon," they say.

The reason, the British outlet notes, is that Liverpool rushed the medical release and made the same mistake as they did with Luis Diaz at that training camp in Dubai at the end of 2022. "It's clearly a big disappointment for all of us, including him. He felt something but we wanted to be very cautious (...) Then the news came and it was a real slap in the face," coach Jürgen Klopp said at the time.

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Concern for TAA

Those words came back to mind at the weekend, when he revealed the reason for Alexander-Arnold's substitution and confirmed he felt discomfort in the knee that had been bothering him weeks earlier. "Trent wasn't well, so we had to be careful and we took him off," he said. The decision to remove him from the field came too late. Alexander-Arnold is back on Liverpool's injury list and will be out depending on the progress of his knee injury.

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