Report: Liverpool's Alexander-Arnold could miss 1 month with knee injury
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Liverpool have suffered a big blow early in 2019 as right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold has reportedly suffered a knee injury that could rule him out of action for up to a month.

The 20-year-old was injured in the warm-up before the clash with Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday. After playing the full 90 minutes of that game, BBC Sport's Phil McNulty suggests he will now miss a minimum of two weeks with the problem.

The Guardian's Andy Hunter claims that absence could easily reach up to a month after tests revealed a minor ligament issue for the English international.

That timeframe seems certain to encompass the home games against Crystal Palace and Leicester City and a visit to West Ham United. It could also threaten his availability for the Champions League last-16 first leg against Bayern Munich on Feb. 19.

This could present a serious problem for Jurgen Klopp. Alexander-Arnold has missed just two Premier Lague games all season and has established himself as a consistent performer for the title-chasing team.

From once being flush with right-backs, the Reds are now short in the position after backup Nathaniel Clyne joined Bournemouth on loan earlier in January.

As a result, this setback could necessitate James Milner filling in at right-back unless Klopp is willing to throw youngsters Rafael Camacho or Ki-Jana Hoever in at the deep end.

The Reds host Palace on Saturday.

Report: Liverpool's Alexander-Arnold could miss 1 month with knee injury
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