JUST IN: Liverpool confirm extent of Trent Alexander-Arnold knee injury…

Liverpool assistant manager Pep Lijnders has confirmed that Trent Alexander-Arnold will be out for “a few weeks” after injuring his knee in Sunday’s FA Cup clash with Arsenal.

Alexander-Arnoldwas in fantastic form against the Gunners and his dangerous cross led to Jakub Kivjoor’s own goal to open the scoring for United at the Emirates Stadium.

But ahead of Wednesday’s Carabao Cup semi-final against Fulham, Lijders said Alexander-Arnold picked up an injury during the win. “First, some good news: Trent dislocated his knee last game.” Linders said. “So he’s got a bit of a torn collateral ligament in his knee, it’s going to take a while to heal. He’s had a scan and he’ll be out for a few weeks. We’ll see after that.”

“I hope he rests and gets back to where he was before because this guy has been decisive in every game and has always created for us from deep and gives the team a lot of flexibility.” We will truly miss him.”The loss of Alexander-Arnold will be a blow to Jurgen Klopp’s side, who have relied on his ability to dictate play from both full-back and central midfield this season.

His absence could give young Conor Bradley more opportunities this weekend after he impressed in a second-half cameo. In good news for Liverpool fans, Leenders has revealed that Virgil van Dijk will return to the squad on Wednesday after being ruled out of the FA Cup tie due to illness.

“Virgil is back,” confirmed the coach. “He played a bit on the pitch yesterday and looked good again so he’ll be back in the team and he’s recovered well.” So it really helped that he didn’t have to go to London.”

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