Trent Alexander-Arnold was forced to pull out of England duty due to a hamstring injury, with the right-back instead heading to Dubai’s NAS Sports Complex.
The 23-year-old missed the trip to the City Ground as Joe Gomez excelled in his place, with Jurgen Klopp revealing that his No. 66 would be required to miss England’s upcoming friendlies against Switzerland and the Ivory Coast.
He was one of four players to withdraw from the England squad, with Sam Johnstone, Tyrick Mitchell, Kyle Walker-Peters and Ollie Watkins called up to replace him, Aaron Ramsdale, Reece James and Tammy Abraham.
With Liverpool not in action again until April 2 at home to Watford, those players within Klopp’s squad who are not on international duty have been granted the week off.
For Alexander-Arnold, that has prompted a trip to Dubai, where he is working on his recovery at the world-renowned Nad Al Sheba Sports Complex.
Posting on his Instagram story on Tuesday morning, Alexander-Arnold shared his view of the facility along with an update on his rehabilitation, working on an exercise bike with the caption “the comeback kid.”
It has been reported that Alexander-Arnold’s hamstring is not as serious as perhaps feared, with it expected that he will be involved for the majority of the Reds’ games next month.
Another date could be added to that list, too, with the first leg of the Champions League semi-finals – which would see the Reds take on either Villarreal or Bayern Munich – to be held on April 26/27.