Trent Alexander-Arnold Set To Miss Liverpool EFL Cup Final Against Chelsea Due To Injury

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Liverpool faces a setback as Trent Alexander-Arnold is poised to miss the EFL Cup final against Chelsea, as per various reports.

The 25-year-old right-back suffered a knee problem recurrence during Liverpool’s recent 3-1 victory over Burnley, leading to his halftime substitution.

Manager Jurgen Klopp confirmed that the extent of Alexander-Arnold‘s injury would be evaluated, with early indications hinting at a potential two-month absence.

While the exact recovery timeline remains uncertain, it’s apparent that Alexander-Arnold won’t be available for Liverpool’s clash with Chelsea at Wembley Stadium.

The report also states that the English international remains hopeful of making a comeback for Liverpool’s Premier League match against Nottingham Forest on March 2,

just eight days before their crucial title clash against reigning champions Manchester City at Anfield.


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Alexander-Arnold is anticipated to be absent for Liverpool’s upcoming two Premier League fixtures, which include a home game against Brentford this Saturday and a match against Luton Town four days later.

It remains uncertain if the adaptable defender will be fit for the FA Cup fifth-round clash against Southampton,

a fixture Klopp is eager for Alexander-Arnold to participate in to regain match fitness ahead of the crucial encounter with Man City on February 10.

Earlier this year, Alexander-Arnold was sidelined for three weeks due to a knee injury, missing three games across all competitions, including both legs of Liverpool’s EFL Cup semi-final against Fulham.

The defender’s recent setback deals a significant blow to Liverpool’s aspirations of securing silverware this season as they aim for an unprecedented quadruple.

In Alexander-Arnold’s absence, Klopp may consider turning to academy talent Conor Bradley to fill in at right-back.

However, Bradley’s availability for Saturday’s match against Brentford is uncertain as he has missed the last two games to mourn the passing of his father.

Bradley, aged 20, has impressed for Liverpool since the beginning of the year and was named the club’s Player of the Month for January after scoring once and providing five assists in six appearances across all competitions.

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