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

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

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

Porto vs Liverpool

Liverpool are back in Champions League action later tonight.

The Reds began their 2021/22 European adventure by facing AC Milan at Anfield.

The tie was a hard-fought affair, which would see Milan head into the break with a 2-1 lead thanks to goals from Ante Rebic and Brahim Diaz late in the first half.

Liverpool, however, would fight back and eventually come out with a great 3-2 victory.

Jurgen Klopp and company. Now they have to pay attention to FC Porto, who, in theory, should be the Reds’ easiest opponent in the group stage this year.

However, it is worth noting that Porto would hold Atlético de Madrid to a 0-0 draw in their first group clash, suggesting they won’t be easy when they host Liverpool at Estadio do Dragao shortly.

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Why Alexander-Arnold was lost to Porto

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

The absence of the right-back is not a surprise, as it has been confirmed Monday that TAA would not travel to Portugal.

The details about why Alexander-Arnold was unwilling to travel had remained largely unknown, with the Echo of Liverpool saying this on Monday:

Liverpool have kept quiet about Alexander-Arnold’s fitness.

Now, however, the Reds have provided an official explanation for the loss of the right back, confirming that he has groin pain:

On the other hand, James Pearce of The Athletic reported that it is not yet clear if Trent will be available for the weekend when Liverpool take on Manchester City:

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4 United manchester 6 8 13
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6 Brighton and Hove Albion 6 3 13
7 West Ham United 6 5 eleven
8 Aston Villa 6 2 10
9 Brentford fc 6 3 9
10 Arsenal FC 6 -5 9
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14 Wolverhampton Wanderers 6 -2 6
fifteen crystal Palace 6 -3 6
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17 Newcastle united 6 -7 3
18 Leeds United 6 -8 3
19 FC Burnley 6 -6 2
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