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Trent Alexander-Arnold

Trent Alexander-Arnold

Trent Alexander-Arnold

Liverpool have been dealt another defensive injury blow after Trent Alexander-Arnold was ruled out for a month with a knee problem.

The England international sustained a problem in the warm-up ahead of Saturday's win at Brighton but played the full 90 minutes and it has been revealed that he has tweaked ligaments.

With Joe Gomez still working his way back to fitness after a broken foot and right-back Nathaniel Clyne loaned to Bournemouth earlier this month, it leaves manager Jurgen Klopp short of options.

James Milner appears the likely candidate to start at home to Crystal Palace on Saturday, although fellow midfielder Fabinho - who played centre-back at the weekend because Joel Matip, Joe Gomez and Dejan Lovren are not fully fit - could potentially fill in.

Matip was an unusued substitute against Brighton after recovering from a broken collarbone while Gomez has yet to return to full training.

Youngster Rafael Camacho made his first-team debut at right-back in the FA Cup defeat at Wolves and is likely to be on the bench again.

Fellow academy player Ki-Jana Hoever also made his debut at Wolves, the 16-year-old becoming the third-youngest player in the club's history, but is unlikely to be considered.

The Holland youth international has endured the highs and lows of football over the last week as he was sent off in the under-23's Premier League 2 1-1 draw with Brighton a week after making his first-team debut.


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