- Liverpool seem to have developed an injury bug at just the wrong moment with Jurgen Klopp confirming that another player suffered an injury at the weekend.
Liverpool secured and extremely nervy and an equally important win over Brighton & Hove Albion. A solitary goal from Mo Salah did the trick as the Reds extended their lead at the top of the table to 7 points.
An away win was on the cards but Chris Hughton’s men made it as difficult as possible for Salah and go to trouble the scoring charts. While the attack was blunted by Brighton’s extremely disciplined backline as well as midfield, the defense remained as firm as ever despite fabinho appearing as a make shift centre-back alongside Virgil Van Dijk.
However, Liverpool could have served an early injury blow revealed Jurgen Klopp. The German spoke of Trent Alexander-Arnold’s ankle injury which the young right back suffered while training for the match. While his movement did seem clumsy and stiff, Klopp insisted that the player was fit enough to play. At the same time, the injury could be more serious believes the Reds boss. He said:
“It was a shock in that moment. It was the last situation of the warming up. He wants to play so he doesn’t say immediately.”
“On the way in we thought he couldn’t play so James Milner did a warm-up but it was a brilliant decision from the medical staff and Trent.”
#BHALIV – Klopp explains Alexander-Arnold injury issue
Jürgen Klopp confirmed an ankle injury sustained by Trent Alexander-Arnold in the pre-match warm-up could have ruled him out of Liverpool’s 1-0 victory over Brighton & Hove Albion. pic.twitter.com/ka2Gar0051
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The youngster also admitted to playing through the pain in the game which could’ve been extremely detrimental of Liverpool’s title opportunities. He revealed:
“I told the manager and the medical staff I needed a strapping and a few painkillers and I’d be good to go.”
“As the game goes on you forget about it.”
An injury could’ve been disastrous for Liverpool especially given that both Joe Gomez(injury) and Nathaniel Clyne(loan) are not available. However, we hope that Alexander-Arnold will be fit and firing before’s Liverpool next Premier League fixture.