Trent Alexander-Arnold Out For Six Weeks With Thigh Injury

Trent Alexander-Arnold picked up an injury in England's 1-0 win over Austria on Wednesday and after scans it has been confirmed that he will miss the EUROs and be out for six weeks.
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In recent weeks there has been non-stop talk about England and their right-back situation. The main reason is Gareth Southgate seems to have a love affair with right-backs and he can never decide who he wants to take.

The England manager has a choice of Liverpool's Trent Alexander-Arnold, Atletico Madrid's Kieran Trippier, Manchester City's Kyle Walker and Chelsea's Reece James.

There was talk that Trent was going to miss out of the EUROs squad but Southgate ended up taking the Liverpool man as well as the other three.

Trent Alexander-Arnold

Trent Alexander-Arnold on the ball for England

Southgate backed up his selection with starting Trent against Austria in a warm up game for the European Championship.

England cruised to a 1-0 victory but the main talking point of the game happened in the 87th minute when Trent Alexander-Arnold had to be substituted due to an injury.

After the game Southgate confirmed it was a thigh injury and they were going to scan it within the coming days to see the seriousness.

On Thursday, it was confirmed that Trent suffered a grade two quad tear in his thigh and that he was going to miss the entirety of the EUROs.

According to respected journalist Paul Joyce, he has said that Trent is expected to be out for around six weeks.

Which isn't that bad for Liverpool. It does mean unfortunately for Trent he will have to sit out a big competition but it could've been a lot worse.

Liverpoolfc.com also confirmed the news and said that the 22-year-old will return back and immediately start a rehabilitation programme with a view to returning in Liverpool's pre-season.

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Trent Alexander-Arnold and Jurgen Klopp embracing

Again, this isn't the end of the world as Liverpool's pre-season actually starts in around six weeks time. According to James Pearce at The Athletic, Liverpool's players are due to return on Monday the 12th of July, with Jurgen Klopp giving the players who aren't in international competitions a full seven weeks off.

So hopefully Trent will be fit in time for that and he will have the perfect amount of time to rest and recover.

Trent will be joining a lot of his teammates on the 12th of July, including recovering centre back duo Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez.

It's heartbreaking for Trent to miss out on the EUROs especially after all the media attention over his selection but at least it hasn't affected Liverpool to much into next season.