Liverpool, who have already lost Virgil van Dijk and Fabinho due to injuries have been dealt a fresh blow as Trent Alexander-Arnold is expected to be sidelined for up to four weeks. The right-back was taken off in the 63rd minute against Manchester City as he became the 13th person to suffer an injury in the Reds camp this season.
Jurgen Klopp has claimed next year’s European championship could be marred by injuries if the authorities don’t sort out the congested schedule. The German said “Hopefully we can play the Euros next summer but if we continue like this let’s see which players can be part of that. We played after the international break at 12.30 on Saturday at Everton. Some of my players were coming back from Peru. These kind of things should not happen. I spoke about two weeks ago – in a meeting with the person responsible at the Premier League who organised the fixtures.
We cannot change it. It is not about Manchester United, Liverpool and City. Usually in the season we all have a [hectic] November and December. This year the October is like a December, the November is like a November and the December is still like a December. The 12.30 game – that is a killer. If the Tuesday teams are in contention for the Saturday 12.30 that is OK. But the Wednesday teams should not be.“