Liverpool still have one more game to play before the October international break, and it’s a big one against title rivals Manchester City.
However, news today concerning the England squad and the omission of Trent Alexander-Arnold suggests the Reds know they will be without the fullback for that game given he is believed to have been left out due to injury.
Alexander-Arnold took part in training on Monday but was unable to travel to take on FC Porto in the Champions League, and has since been out of training due to a thigh injury.
“Trent felt in the middle of the session his adductor in that area,” Klopp noted at the time. “He has now a little injury. When you obviously have something for your muscle it makes it not likely on Sunday.”
Based on the England news, it seems safe to downgrade “not likely” to simply “not” which could mean another start for James Milner at right back—or perhaps an out of position start for centre half Joe Gomez.
Meanwhile, though Alexander-Arnold will miss out for his country, Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson was named to Gareth Southgate’s squad to face Andorra and Hungary.