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Why Trent Alexander-Arnold is missing for Liverpool’s FA cup tie with Shrewsbury

Why Trent Alexander-Arnold is missing for Liverpool’s FA cup tie with Shrewsbury

An explanation for Trent Alexander-Arnold missing Liverpool’s meeting with Shrewsbury has been provided.

Liverpool vs Shrewsbury

Liverpool are set to kick off their 2021/22 FA Cup campaign shortly.

Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool, who had their League Cup meeting with Arsenal cancelled earlier in the week due to a covid outbreak at the club, returned to action vs Shrewsbury at 2 pm.

Jurgen Klopp has never really put much stock in the English cup competitions since he arrived from Germany, but Liverpool were still expected to dispatch Shrewsbury with relative ease.

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Why Alexander-Arnold is missing for Liverpool vs Shrewsbury

Ahead of the game, Liverpool released their starting line-up an hour before kick-off.

There were, as was to be expected, a whole host of changes made by Klopp, who himself returned to the dugout for the first time after catching covid.

But whilst it was a largely youth-oriented side, experience was there in the form of Virgil van Dijk, Fabinho and a few more.

One player completely omitted from the squad, though, was Trent Alexander-Arnold.

However, Liverpool would provide an explanation for his absence, confirming he has been out due to a positive covid test, but should return to training in the coming days:

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This article was edited by Ben Browning.

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 Manchester City 22 41 56
2 Liverpool FC 21 37 45
3 Chelsea FC 23 28 44
4 West Ham United 22 11 37
5 Tottenham Hotspur 19 4 36
6 Arsenal FC 20 8 35
7 Manchester United 21 5 35
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 20 2 31
9 Brighton & Hove Albion 21 0 29
10 Leicester City 19 -3 25
11 Crystal Palace 21 -1 24
12 Southampton FC 21 -8 24
13 Aston Villa 20 -5 23
14 Brentford FC 22 -11 23
15 Leeds United 20 -15 22
16 Everton FC 19 -10 19
17 Watford FC 19 -14 14
18 Norwich City 21 -35 13
19 Newcastle United 20 -23 12
20 Burnley FC 17 -11 11

Premier League 21/22

Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 16
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 10
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 9
Antonio, Michail West Ham United 8
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford FC 8
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 8
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 8
Smith-Rowe, Emile Arsenal FC 8
Raphinha Leeds United 8
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 8
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 7
Mount, Mason Chelsea FC 7
Gallagher, Conor Crystal Palace 7
Sterling, Raheem Manchester City 7
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion 7
Silva, Bernardo Manchester City 7
Bowen, Jarrod West Ham United 6
Mahrez, Riyad Manchester City 6
Saka, Bukayo Arsenal FC 6
Maddison, James Leicester City 6