Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp doesn’t expect Trent Alexander-Arnold to be fit for Sunday’s Premier League game against Manchester City, live on Sky Sports.
Alexander-Arnold did not make the trip to Portugal as Liverpool played their second game of the Champions League campaign against Porto on Tuesday.
Klopp has confirmed the right-back was out due to an injury he sustained in Saturday’s 3-3 draw at Brentford, and said he may also not be available for selection for the next English internationals.
Speaking after Liverpool’s 5-1 win over Porto, Klopp said: âTrent felt his captor – in this area he has a small injury.
“No muscle injury heals that fast (in time for Sunday) – after that I don’t want to make a decision for him, but I don’t think it will be possible for him to be with the national team. J ‘hope that after that he will be ready again. “
Ahead of Liverpool’s victory in Portugal, Klopp said BT Sport: âIt didn’t sound serious but we did a more thorough assessment and it was serious.
“He’s out for today for sure, he hasn’t traveled and it doesn’t look good for the game against City.
“It’s a muscle thing. We thought it was just tight from the [Brentford] match, but it was over and now we have to deal with that. “
Liverpool, the only Premier League club to remain unbeaten so far this season, host champions Manchester City at Anfield on Sunday.
Pep Guardiola City’s side have moved closer to the Reds after beating Chelsea 1-0 at Stamford Bridge.