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Liverpool star Alexander-Arnold could miss hectic month of fixtures after injury

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Trent Alexander-Arnold is facing four weeks out as Liverpool suffer more defensive woe.

The Kop full-back picked up a calf injury during the Reds' 1-1 draw with Manchester City on Sunday. Alexander-Arnold, 22, underwent a scan on Monday to check the severity of the injury.

It is understood the Reds believe he will miss a month of action. Kop boss Jurgen Klopp had already ruled him out of England's three games in this international break.

But now he also looks set to miss clashes with Leicester, Atalanta, Brighton and Ajax.

The England defender could also miss the Reds' game against Wolves on December 5.

Klopp said on Sunday: “Trent will be out for England [for the three games].

“What injury he has we don’t know but he cannot play for England and he is not the first and will not be the last that Gareth Southgate will miss. He’ll have a scan, then we will see.”

Liverpool are already without Virgil van Dijk in defence while stand-in centre-back Fabinho is also out.

Klopp did at least have Joel Matip back for Sunday's game at the Etihad. But the injuries have left the Liverpool boss fuming with the relentless schedule his side are facing.

The German is also angry that the Premier League voted against the use of five substitutions in games.

While he has also told BT Sport to consider teams who play on Wednesday night in the Champions League who are then picked for a 12.30pm kick-off on the Saturday.

He said: “We played [last month] after the international break at 12.30 on Saturday at Everton. Some of my players were coming back from Peru. These kind of things should not happen.

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“I spoke about two weeks ago – in a meeting with the person responsible at the Premier League who organised the fixtures.

“We cannot change it [I was told]. It is not about Manchester United, Liverpool and City. Usually in the season we all have a [hectic] November and December.

“This year the October is like a December, the November is like a November and the December is still like a December.

“The 12.30 game – that is a killer. If the Tuesday [Champions League playing] teams are in contention for the Saturday 12.30 that is OK. But the Wednesday teams should not be.”

  • Liverpool FC
  • Premier League
  • Jurgen Klopp

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