Alexander-Arnold sidelined with knee ligament tear

Liverpool’s dynamic defender, Trent Alexander-Arnold, faces a setback as he is ruled out for “a few weeks” due to a minor knee ligament tear, confirmed by assistant manager Pep Lijnders.

The versatile player, who has played a pivotal role in Liverpool’s success this season with his contributions both as a right-back and in midfield, will be notably absent for crucial fixtures.

Alexander-Arnold’s absence comes at a crucial juncture, ruling him out of both legs of the Carabao Cup semi-final against Fulham, a league clash with Bournemouth, and the FA Cup fourth-round tie against either Norwich or Bristol Rovers.

The impact of his injury may extend to Liverpool’s home encounter against Chelsea on January 31 and a pivotal title race trip to Arsenal on February 4.

This setback poses a challenge for Liverpool as they navigate a congested fixture schedule and competitive league encounters.

Alexander-Arnold’s absence will be felt, emphasizing the need for squad depth and resilience as they aim to maintain their momentum in multiple competitions.

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