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Liverpool rocked by two key injuries ahead of Crystal Palace meeting

LFC Globe
15th January 2019
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Liverpool have been hit by injuries to two key players, with their title credentials sure to be tested in the coming weeks.

Liverpool youngster suffered a knee injury during Saturday's 1-0 win over Brighton, having originally suffered a knock pre-match.

The right-back does not require surgery, but injury to the ligaments means he will miss up to four weeks of action for the Reds.

Games Alexander-Arnold could miss

(H) – 19 Jan
‣ Leicester (H) – 30 Jan
‣ West Ham (A) – 4 Feb
(H) – 9 Feb
(H) – 19 Feb

Meanwhile, is another fitness concern for Liverpool heading in to this weekend's fixture.

The Dutch midfielder, who has been in fine form this season, also suffered a knock to his knee during the win at Brighton.

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The 28-year-old is a major doubt for 's visit of Anfield on Saturday, however the severity of his injury is currently unclear.

will deliver an update on both players during his pre-match press conference later this week.

Alexander-Arnold joins fellow defenders and on the sidelines, whilst has just returned from a broken collarbone.

The Reds are short of options at right-back, with having been loaned out to earlier in the transfer window.

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It remains to be seen how Liverpool line up in defence in the absence of Alexander-Arnold, with one option being filling in at right-back.

The Brazilian has had to play in the centre of defence in the Reds' last two games, owing to injuries to their senior centre-backs.

With Matip back in action however, the Cameroonian could slot in alongside , whilst makes a shift to the right.

is another option at right-back, with the boss having favoured him in that role earlier this season.

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