Liverpool boss, Jurgen Klopps, on Friday, gives update on Trent Alexander-Arnold ahead of Tottenham test after suffering a hamstring injury.
On September 3, the homegrown Reds player suffered a muscular issue during a 3-0 victory over Aston Villa. Since then, he has missed four games across all competitions but is now back in full training in preparation for a trip to Tottenham in the Premier League on Saturday.
Alexander-Arnold, 24, is vying for playing time, but Klopp has not yet excluded him from his plans. When providing an update on his rogue right-back, the Reds manager stated: “Trent trained yesterday normal. Will exercise as usual today. We must thus decide next. But will be in the team; I can’t decide that since I’m not a doctor, but it appears like he will be in the squad tomorrow and play.
While Alexander-Arnold is ready to return, Stefan Bajcetic has suffered a setback in his recovery from an adductor problem and experienced midfielder Thiago Alcantara – who has not played since April – is working his way back from hip surgery. Klopp added: “Stefan had a little, little, little, little setback. 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 months out and we try everything to get him up to speed without pushing him. Train, make a very specific plan for him, but in the end it’s disappointing for him, of course and for us as well. He got another one so we have to take him out for a little bit. He can work on pretty much everything else but not playing. That’s it I would say. Thiago still out, Conor [Bradley] still out. I think that’s it.”
With 16 points from six Premier League games and an undefeated record, Liverpool has also advanced to the fourth round of the Carabao Cup and started their quest for the Europa League championship with a victory at LASK.