Jurgen Klopp refuses to rule Trent Alexander-Arnold out of Liverpool’s clash with Watford as the right back returns to full training after his injury… as the German insists he will definitely be fit to face title rivals Man City
Jurgen Klopp has refused to rule Trent Alexander-Arnold out of Liverpool’s clash with Watford on Saturday as the right back prepares to return to full training on Friday.
The Reds return to Premier League action against Roy Hodgson’s side on Saturday lunchtime and start the weekend one point behind leaders Manchester City with nine games to play.
Alexander-Arnold suffered a hamstring strain in the rousing 2-0 win at Arsenal last month before missing the FA Cup quarter-final win over Nottingham Forest.
Jurgen Klopp has refused to rule Trent Alexander-Arnold out of Liverpool’s clash with Watford
Alexander-Arnold suffered a hamstring strain in the rousing 2-0 win at Arsenal last month
He was also ruled out of international duty with England, despite being called up by Gareth Southgate but now he could return to action against the Hornets at Anfield.
Speaking on Friday, Klopp said his playmaker would be back in full training on Friday and, if he doesn’t make the Watford clash, then he should be fit for the two huge games with Benfica and Manchester City on the horizon.
The German said: ‘Trent trained yesterday in parts and is in full training today. We will see what we do with that.
‘Trent wanted to play for England but he couldn’t.
‘The scans showed he could not go anywhere but sometimes injuries are not that serious. Possible for tomorrow (Saturday).
‘It depends what he does in team training. Intense with rehab team so physically he should be fine. I’ll make the decision. Ready for Manchester City? I think so.’
More to follow.