Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold has been ruled out of the upcoming England games after he picked up a hamstring problem this week. The update on Trent was provided by Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp in his pre-match presser on Friday ahead of the FA Cup quarterfinal clash with hosts Nottingham Forest this weekend. The two former European champions will meet in the sixth round of the FA Cup on Sunday to determine who will go through to the semifinals scheduled to take place at the Wembley Stadium in April.
On Trent, Klopp said that the right-back would be out of action for some weeks thus ruling him out of the England friendlies against Switzerland and African team Ivory Coast this month. Trent was one of two right-backs in the 25-man England squad named by manager Gareth Southgate on Thursday.
Trent made his last appearance for Liverpool before the injury at Arsenal on Wednesday night in the Premier League. He helped Liverpool keep a clean sheet as they secured a 2-0 win at Arsenal to close the gap on league leaders Manchester City. As things stand now, only one point separate Manchester City and Liverpool on the log with nine games left to play.
Liverpool defender Trent has had a very good season for Liverpool till date and he has the most assists in the Premier League which is remarkable considering that he’s a right-sided defender. He’s seen by many as a strong contender for the England squad ahead of the World Cup 2022 tournament in Qatar. Trent would be desperate to go to the World Cup 2022 tournament after missing out on the Euro 2020 party as England came close to winning the tournament before they were beaten on penalties.
Trent could be the England right-back at the World Cup 2022 tournament, but he has competitions in the form of Chelsea star Reece James, Newcastle United player Kieran Trippier and Manchester City star Kyle Walker.