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Why Trent Alexander-Arnold missed Liverpool’s meeting with Porto/ Update on right-back’s availability for Man City

Why Trent Alexander-Arnold missed Liverpool’s meeting with Porto/ Update on right-back’s availability for Man City

Liverpool have provided an official explanation for Trent Alexander-Arnold’s absence vs FC Porto on Tuesday.

Porto vs Liverpool

Liverpool are back in Champions League action later this evening.

The Reds began their 2021/22 European venture by facing off with AC Milan at Anfield.

The tie was a closely-contested affair, which would see Milan head in at the break with a 2-1 lead thanks to late first-half strikes from Ante Rebic and Brahim Diaz.

Liverpool, though, would fight back and eventually come away with a big 3-2 win.

Jurgen Klopp and co. must now turn their attentions to FC Porto who, on paper, should be the Reds’ easiest group-stage opponents this year.

However, it is worth noting that Porto would hold Atletico Madrid to a 0-0 draw in their opening group clash, suggesting they will be no pushover when they host Liverpool at the Estadio do Dragao shortly

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Why Alexander-Arnold has missed out vs Porto

Ahead of the game, Liverpool have released their matchday squad, which was pretty standard and did not include Trent Alexander-Arnold.

The right-back’s absence is not a surprise, with it already having been confirmed on Monday that TAA would not travel to Portugal.

The details around why Alexander-Arnold was not set to travel had remained fairly unknown, with the Liverpool Echo saying this on Monday:

Liverpool have remained tight-lipped over Alexander-Arnold’s fitness.

Now though, the Reds have provided an official explanation for the right-back missing out, confirming that he has a sore groin:


Elsewhere, James Pearce of The Athletic reported that it is still not clear if Trent will be available for the weekend when Liverpool face Manchester City:

*Pearce has since reported that the defender now looks likely to miss out vs Man City:

Read more:

Alexander-Arnold omitted from Liverpool’s CL travelling squad and what it means for availability vs Man City

Why Naby Keita does not want to sign new Liverpool contract


This article was edited by Ben Browning.

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