Virgil van Dijk has been missing from Liverpool FC for several months. In addition, coach Jürgen Klopp must struggle with further failures in the defense. Now there is another case.
Jürgen Klopp will have to do without Trent Alexander-Arnold in the coming weeks. The “Reds” will miss the regular defender until December, they say. Alexander-Arnold had to leave on Sunday in the match against Manchester City are replaced in the 63rd minute. The England international held his right calf after a sprint and could not continue after long treatment.
Directly after the game, coach Jürgen Klopp said his star defender would miss the upcoming international matches with England. A scan on Monday gave the certainty that it could take four weeks before Alexander-Arnold is back on the field.
“He will not be the last and only player”
England will meet Ireland, Belgium and Iceland in the coming days. To win the Nations League group, Alexander-Arnold’s help would have been important. His failure deeply affects coach Gareth Southgate, after all, the 22-year-old is an important element in the English game due to his quality of play.
For Jürgen Klopp, the injury was not entirely unexpected. “He will not be the last and only player to miss Gareth (Southgate, editor’s note) on the national team.”
The German trainer was angry about the low number of transfers in the Premier League. While changes can be made five times in most leagues during the Corona break and the associated stress, the English League has decided to allow only three changes. “For me that is a lack of leadership. Five changes are not a benefit, but a necessity,” Klopp head boss Richard Masters criticized. You can also see the scene in the video or above here see.
For the games after the international break, Klopp has to rethink the right side of the defense. Fabinho can also continue to fail in the game against leader Leicester City and Champions League opponents Atalanta. The Brazilian is struggling with a thigh injury. Klopp will certainly have to do without Virgil van Dijk. The defender tore his cruciate ligament a few weeks ago and is expected to be absent all season.