Trent Alexander-Arnold injury update: A new dilemma for Klopp

In Sunday’s 3-0 victory over Aston Villa, Liverpool right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold suffered a hamstring injury, and manager Jurgen Klopp is now dreading the impact player’s status test.

When questioned about the injury that resulted in Alexander-Arnold being replaced by rookie Jarell Quansah after 71 minutes, Klopp responded: “Not great.”

Liverpool have confirmed that Alexander-Arnold will undergo a scan in a bid to discover the full extent of his injury, but Klopp is hoping for good news.

“It is a hamstring but we have to wait for further assessment. He thought it is not massive but he hasn’t had a lot of hamstring injuries so we will have to wait.”

Given that England is scheduled to play Scotland and Ukraine in the EURO 2024 qualifying round during this international break, it appears likely that the 24-year-old will forfeit his 21st cap.

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For the Euro 2024 qualification campaign and a friendly match against Scotland, Gareth Southgate has backup options, but Liverpool will be concerned about losing Alexander-Arnold for an extended length of time.

He continues to be a crucial component of Jurgen Klopp’s plans, especially since switching to a hybrid role that allows him to straddle the midfield.

If it continues through the break, Klopp will need to find solutions for some of the following games: Leicester City in the League Cup at home; Wolves on the road in the Premier League; LASK Linz on the road in Europa League action; West Ham at home in the Premier League.