Klopp admits Liverpool will have to be ‘flexible’ following injury to Alexander-Arnold

Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that Liverpool right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold will not be available to play against Wolves this weekend.

Before the international break, Liverpool prevailed 3-0 winners against Aston Villa but Liverpool vice-captain Alexander-Arnold went off on the 71st minute mark having sustained a hamstring injury.

After the win on Saturday, Klopp revealed the England international needed a scan to discover the extent of the hamstring injury and the scan results showed he would be out for 2-4 weeks, which also resulted him in missing out on England international duty.

“There is no concern. He is not available, we knew that before,” Klopp said.

“He didn’t train with the team once yet and will take a little bit. It is not the worst hamstring injury you can have but it’s a hamstring injury and they barely heal in two weeks and this one didn’t, either.

“As he is running already, we hope he can start ball work early next week and then we will see and go from there.”

Klopp also admitted that the defender’s absence means there will need to be a few tactical tweaks for the clash with Wolves.

Jurgen Klopp: “We have to be flexible. If you watch the game against Villa, Trent was not fixed in a midfield role.

“It must be fine, it will be fine. We must adapt to the different skillset of the player.”

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