Trent Alexander-Arnold injured before Liverpool face United on Sunday
Liverpool have reasons to worry before they face Manchester United in the mouth-watering Premier League fixture on Sunday. After Joe Gomez and Joel Matip suffered injuries, Alexander-Arnold is the latest in line to be ruled out of the squad. How will the injuries affect Liverpool's performance? Will Manchester United be able to take advantage of their rivals' woes? Let's discuss right here.
The Liverpool defender suffered his injury in the last minute of Liverpool's last Champions League group stage match against Napoli and was replaced by Dejan Lovren. The right back has suffered from a foot injury and will not only miss the clash against United, but also the visit to Wolverhampton next week. Even Joel Matip suffered a broken collarbone in the very same match.
There are three starting defenders in Klopp's team who will not be starting on Sunday- Matip, Alexander-Arnold and Joe Gomez. Gomez had suffered from a fractured leg during Liverpool's match against Burnley. This means Milner will again be used in the right-back position by Klopp and he can also deploy Nathaniel Clyne, who has not started a single EPL match this season, in defense.
Klopp will definitely have to make some changes in his squad for the match against United, with Dejan Lovren partnering Virgil van Dijk as the two center-backs for the Reds. Lovren has also just recovered after suffering from a concussion and thus might not be at his best. Fabinho will naturally have to take on a more defensive role in these troubled times.
Mourinho's team will be up against the only side which has yet to lose a match in the EPL this term. But after their exploits in the match against Valencia, there is no guarantee that they will be upsetting matters at Anfield. However, Rashford, Lingard and Martial can cause some problems for Klopp's side. Shaw, Rojo, and Smalling will be absent for the visitors.