Last Update 23:5
Monday, 14 October 2019

Liverpool's Alexander-Arnold a doubt for Tottenham clash

Reuters , Wednesday 27 Mar 2019
Liverpool's Alexander-Arnold (Reuters)
Views: 651
Views: 651

Liverpool right back Trent Alexander-Arnold is a doubt for Sunday's Premier League game against Tottenham Hotspur due to a back injury, manager Juergen Klopp has said.

The injury forced Alexander-Arnold to withdraw from England's squad for their Euro 2020 qualifiers against the Czech Republic and Montenegro during the recent international break.

"Trent still feels his back. We're not 100 percent sure so we have to watch him," Klopp told Liverpool's website.

"It's not an obvious injury that you can say something is broke or whatever, it's just a bit annoying actually that he cannot feel really free."

Swiss winger Xherdan Shaqiri should be fit for the weekend after recovering from a groin injury that kept him out of international duty and Klopp also revealed that center back Joe Gomez had started training again.

Gomez has been sidelined since having surgery to mend a lower leg fracture he picked up at the start of December and is training away from the rest of the squad.

"Joe is not injured anymore and nearly fit after a long time," Klopp added. "I think Joe was out for 15 weeks. That's long so he needs to now create the basis again for the rest of the season."

Midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who has not played since rupturing a ligament in his right knee last April, has suffered a minor setback after sustaining a muscle injury playing for the under-23s.

"Ox is positive, we are all positive," Klopp said. "It was a little setback. That's how it is. We're careful of course... and I think he'll be in training in a week again."

League leaders Liverpool are two points ahead of Manchester City having played a game more but could find themselves back in second before Spurs visit Anfield, with City traveling to second-bottom Fulham on Saturday.

(For more sports news and updates, follow Ahram Online Sports on Twitter at @AO_Sports and on Facebook at AhramOnlineSports.)

Short link:


Ahram Online welcomes readers' comments on all issues covered by the site, along with any criticisms and/or corrections. Readers are asked to limit their feedback to a maximum of 1000 characters (roughly 200 words). All comments/criticisms will, however, be subject to the following code
  • We will not publish comments which contain rude or abusive language, libelous statements, slander and personal attacks against any person/s.
  • We will not publish comments which contain racist remarks or any kind of racial or religious incitement against any group of people, in Egypt or outside it.
  • We welcome criticism of our reports and articles but we will not publish personal attacks, slander or fabrications directed against our reporters and contributing writers.
  • We reserve the right to correct, when at all possible, obvious errors in spelling and grammar. However, due to time and staffing constraints such corrections will not be made across the board or on a regular basis.

© 2010 Ahram Online.