Trent Alexander-Arnold has been confirmed to be unfit for action for ‘probably three weeks’ due to a knee injury sustained during Sunday’s 2-0 win at Arsenal.
The 25-year-old played the full 90 minutes against the Gunners. But Liverpool assistant manager Pep Ljinders revealed on Tuesday:
“Trent hyperextended his knee, so he has a little tear in the lateral ligament of his knee.
“He had a scan. He will be out for probably three weeks. It’s a big blow. We will really miss him.”
Alexander-Arnold captained the Reds at the Emirates Stadium as regular skipper Virgil van Dijk missed the game as a result of illness.
Liverpool were also without Mohamed Salah on Sunday and the Egypt forward could remain unavailable until February 17 due to his participation in the Africa Cup of Nations.
Alexander-Arnold has been primarily played at right-back this season but he often moves into central midfield areas to provide Jurgen Klopp’s team with an additional creative threat.
“We will have to find new dynamics without him because he made our game flexible,” Ljinders added.
“Even in bad spells, he was the one putting the balls where we needed the difference.
“He will get some rest and then hopefully he can come back to where he was, because this guy was decisive in all the games and was the one who created constantly for us from deep.”