Trent Alexander-Arnold and Diogo Jota return to full training in boost for Liverpool ahead of match against Watford… with Jurgen Klopp’s side set to be without Brazilian internationals Alisson and Fabinho
- Trent Alexander-Arnold could be back in action for Liverpool this weekend
- The English full-back missed Liverpool’s last two games due to a groin injury
- His injury meant he was also unavailable for international duty with England
- Alexander-Arnold returned to full training ahead of their next clash with Watford
- Liverpool will likely be without Fabinho and Alisson for this weekend’s game
Trent Alexander-Arnold is in line to make his comeback for Liverpool against Watford this weekend.
The 23-year-old missed the club’s last two games against Porto and Manchester City, as well the October internationals with England, due to a groin injury he sustained in training last month.
In a boost ahead of their lunchtime kick-off against the Hornets on Saturday, the Liverpool right-back, along with Portuguese forward Diogo Jota, returned to full training on Wednesday.
Trent Alexander-Arnold has returned to Liverpool training following his groin injury
The Liverpool full-back missed their last two games before the international break
Klopp told Liverpool’s website on Wednesday: ‘They are all good, they are all in a good way, let me say it like this.
‘So it looks really like Trent and Diogo will be fine, they will train with us tomorrow completely normal, that’s the plan.
‘Thiago needs probably a little bit longer, [he] was not in team training yet – that’s always not a good sign for starting the next game. And the rest [of the] international [players], some are back, obviously some are not back yet. And we will see.’
Alexander-Arnold was replaced by James Milner in their last two games and it represents a boost to the Reds to have their young attacking full-back return.
It comes as a particularly timely boost with Klopp’s side set to miss some key men for their first game after the international break.
Goalkeeper Alisson and Fabinho are almost certainly set to miss the game against Watford as they are away on international duty with Brazil.
Alexander-Arnold’s return is a boost with Liverpool set to miss key names against Watford
Fabinho and Alisson will likely miss out as Brazil play 35 hours before Liverpool face Watford
Brazil face Uruguay in a World Cup qualifier which kicks off at 1.30am UK time – just 35 hours before Liverpool kick-off at Vicarage Road.
Fortunately for Liverpool, Roberto Firmino was not selected for international duty so will be available.
There are still fitness concerns over Thiago Alcantara who has missed the Reds’ last four games with a calf injury.
Jota was a doubt for the weekend after he was sent home early from international duty with Portugal after sustaining a muscle injury before their 3-0 victory over 2022 World Cup hosts Qatar on Saturday.
But Klopp eased those fears by revealing the striker navigated full training.
Diogo Jota could miss out on the weekend after he was sent home from international duty
Alexander-Arnold has been one of Liverpool’s star performers so far this season providing three assists in six games and creating the most chances out of any player at the club so far.
Liverpool are hoping to return to winning ways in the Premier League this weekend after consecutive draws in thrilling games against Brentford and Manchester City.
Klopp’s side are the only unbeaten side left in the Premier League this campaign and have not lost a game in any competition since their 3-1 Champions League defeat to Real Madrid on April 6.
Alexander-Arnold has created more chances than any other Liverpool player this season