Liverpool’s star right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold has tested positive for Coronavirus, becoming the latest addition to the premier league’s long list of Covid cases.
Currently third in the premier league, the Reds were forced to not only close their training centre but also postpone their EFL cup semi-final’s first leg against arch-rivals Arsenal.
Trent Alexander-Arnold was also missing from Liverpool’s recent game against Shrewsbury Town in the FA Cup, which saw a number of young players being involved.
However, according to the report from Sky Sports, the 23-year old homegrown star could recover in time to play Arsenal in the rescheduled EFL cup tie on Thursday.
Jurgen Klopp, who had also tested positive a while back, was in the dugout during the 4-1 win against Shrewsbury Town. While Joel Matip and Roberto Firmino also returned for the Reds.
Trent Alexander-Arnold to miss Arsenal game due to Covid?
After the game, the Liverpool boss claimed that false-positive reports were behind the Covid-19 outbreak at the club. According to Klopp, only Trent Alexander-Arnold, popularly known as TAA, is the only positive case in the squad amidst the numerous false positives.
If Trent Alexander-Arnold cannot recover in time for the match-up against Arsenal, who could we see line-up in the right-back spot? Could we see youngster Conor Bradley, who got an assist against Shrewsbury Town, start once again or could we see Milner filling in the right-back spot like they have done in the past?
This also highlights Liverpool’s need for a proper deputy for Trent Alexander-Arnold and the need to sign someone soon.
Who do you think Klopp should sign as a deputy for Trent Alexander-Arnold?
While Trent Alexander-Arnold might be the only Liverpool player to test positive, there are players from almost every premier league outfit who have been tested positive for Coronavirus.
Does this, keeping in mind the rise of the Omricon variant in Europe, highlight not only the need for more vaccination among players and stuff but also the need to probably postpone the premier league or at least stop the matches for some time?
Or do you think measures like empty stadiums with no crown and strict quarantine rules should be imposed to reduce the spread of the Omricon variant?