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CONFIRMED. This is the return date for Trent, Alisson and Curtis



Liverpool’s injury concerns deepen as Pep Lijnders sheds light on the prolonged absence of key players Alisson, Trent Alexander-Arnold, and Curtis Jones. Initial hopes of a swift return for Alexander-Arnold and Jones were dashed when Lijnders, the Reds’ assistant manager, delivered unfortunate news regarding their injuries.

According to Lijnders, Alisson is grappling with a muscle injury, while Alexander-Arnold’s setback involves his LCL (lateral collateral ligament) and Jota faces a medial ligament (MCL) issue. Jones, on the other hand, is sidelined with a high ankle sprain. The prognosis for their return doesn’t paint a rosy picture either, as Lijnders suggests, indicating that Curtis might be the first to recover around the upcoming international break, while the rest are expected to follow suit thereafter.

Alisson’s hamstring injury, sustained in training before the Brentford clash, has him sidelined, whereas Jones picked up his injury during the same game. Alexander-Arnold’s knee troubles, which resurfaced, trace back to a previous three-week absence.

Adding to the woes, Jota’s MCL injury, sustained against Brentford, is set to keep him out for an extended period. Consequently, this quartet will be conspicuous by their absence in Liverpool’s pivotal Premier League encounter against Manchester City, scheduled for March 10, just days after the Europa League last-16 first leg.

The congested fixture list Liverpool faces only exacerbates the situation:

  • League Cup final against Chelsea on February 25
  • FA Cup 5th round clash with Southampton at home on February 28
  • Premier League fixture away at Nottingham Forest on March 2
  • Europa League clash away at Sparta Prague on March 7
  • Premier League showdown against Manchester City at home on March 10
  • Europa League tie at home against Sparta Prague on March 14
  • Potential FA Cup quarter-final against Everton at home on March 17

Navigating this demanding schedule without key personnel presents a formidable challenge for Liverpool’s depth and resilience.

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