(Reuters) – Liverpool right back Trent Alexander-Arnold will miss Sunday’s home Premier League game against champions Manchester City due to a muscle injury, manager Juergen Klopp said on Thursday.
The 22-year-old was absent for Liverpool’s 5-1 win over Porto in the Champions League and omitted from England’s squad for World Cup qualifiers against Andorra and Hungary.
Klopp expects Alexander-Arnold to return after the international break along with midfielder Thiago Alcantara, who is recovering from a calf injury.
“… They are doing well but they won’t have enough time for being back against City,” said the German.
“But we have a good team so we still have solutions and we have to use them and yeah, after the international break the boys will be back I think.”
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Liverpool, who drew 3-3 with Brentford in the league last weekend, top the table with 14 points. City are a point behind in second.
(Reporting by Dhruv Munjal in Bengaluru, editing by Ed Osmond)
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