Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that he expects Trent Alexander-Arnold to be available for Liverpool’s trip to Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday.
The Reds vice-captain hasn’t played since suffering a hamstring injury in the 3-0 victory over Aston Villa at the start of the month. But after returning to team training earlier this week, the defender is in line to be involved in the capital should he get through Friday’s training session unscathed.
“Trent trained yesterday normal. Will train today normal,” he told reporters. “So then we have to make a decision. But will be in the squad, I’m not a doctor so cannot make that decision, but it looks like he can be in the squad tomorrow and play.”
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However, while Liverpool are poised to welcome Alexander-Arnold, they will have to make do without the services of Stefan Bajcetic after the young Spaniard suffered an injury setback, while Thiago Alcantara remains sidelined.
Bajcetic has featured twice this month since returning from an adductor injury that ended his breakthrough campaign at Anfield back in March, while Thiago hasn’t played for Liverpool since April after undergoing hip surgery. While he briefly returned to team training, a setback suffered before the international break has left him sidelined, with the veteran not yet ready to return.
“Stefan had a little, little, little, little setback,” Klopp confirmed. “The problem with Stefan, I can imagine everybody wants to see him play more. I want (too) but we have to be really careful.
“Now, it’s a little, little, little, tiny calf issue. That’s how it is when you’re six monthsRead on liverpoolecho.co.uk