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Liverpool: Klopp offers injury update on Alexander-Arnold after Burnley win

Trent Alexander-Arnold, Liverpool
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The Liverpool right-back was substituted at half-time after apparently suffering a relapse of his previous knee injury.

Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that Alexander-Arnold’s substitution against Burnley was due to an injury problem.

Liverpool defeated Burnley 3-1 to reclaim their top spot in the Premier League on Saturday. Mohamed Salah’s absence didn’t stop the Reds from making another impressive attacking display. But Klopp’s side could be facing another major injury blow in the near future.

Speaking in a post-match interview, Klopp said of Alexander-Arnold’s injury: “Same area in the knee. Nothing really bad but he felt it again and we have to see. We will assess it.”

Alexander-Arnold was replaced at half-time by Harvey Elliot, who went on to provide a brilliant assist for his side’s third goal of the night. 

Klopp added: “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.”

After suffering a knee injury in Liverpool’s FA Cup win over Arsenal in early January, Alexander-Arnold stayed out of action until the last weekend. If the England international misses his side’s next clash against Brentford on Saturday, Joe Gomez will most likely cover for his absence on the right-hand side of Liverpool’s backline.