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Liverpool aim to maintain their undefeated streak as they face Leicester in the Carabao Cup’s third round. Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool’s manager, has received promising news on the injury front.
This evening, Liverpool will host Leicester City at Anfield for the Carabao Cup, with Klopp’s squad eager to continue their unbeaten start this season.
Following a 1-1 draw with Chelsea to kick off the campaign, Liverpool triumphed over Bournemouth, Newcastle, Aston Villa, Wolves, and West Ham, securing their spot as second in the Premier League. Additionally, they initiated their Europa League journey with a 3-1 victory over LASK last week.
In preparation for the Carabao Cup clash against Leicester, Klopp’s assistant, Pepijn Lijnders, addressed the press and provided an update on Trent Alexander-Arnold’s fitness. Lijnders also praised backup goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher, expected to start the match.
Nonetheless, Liverpool may face a setback, as a manager who has been considered a potential future replacement for Klopp is reportedly on the verge of taking another significant role.
Alexander-Arnold Fitness Update
“Trent trained yesterday with us but it was just in the rondo and the ball possession with the counter-pressing, but he was outstanding,” Ljinders said on Tuesday. “You see him instantly, of course. He is with the team training, I am not sure if he will be ready, we will see today.
“But then if we speak about Trent we have to make a compliment to Joe Gomez because the way he played the role, played the role in his way but still being able to come inside as well, was just incredible.
“His level and attitude, just a big compliment to him because you are replacing one of the best full-backs in the world. He did really, really well. That’s good and shows a lot about our squad as well, that we can have that.”
In recent developments, Gomez has been deployed as the right-back in Liverpool’s last two Premier League matches and also made a substitute appearance in the opening Europa League game in Austria. Although his primary position is in central defense, Gomez has frequently filled in at right-back since joining Liverpool in 2015.
This opportunity arose as Liverpool manager Klopp decided to send specialist full-back Calvin Ramsay on loan to Preston for valuable experience. While Gomez has performed admirably as a temporary solution, it’s worth noting that he doesn’t provide the same attacking prowess as Alexander-Arnold.
Alexander-Arnold, a 24-year-old with an impressive record of 16 goals and 73 assists in 277 appearances for his childhood club, offers a significant offensive threat. His return to the lineup is expected to be a significant boost for Liverpool. Unfortunately, the team will still be without midfielder Thiago Alcantara, who has been sidelined due to injury since April.
“He is in a good way, the healing process is going well so that’s the most important [thing] at this moment,” Ljinders said of the 32-year-old.
On Wednesday, Liverpool are set to clash with Leicester in the third round of the Carabao Cup at Anfield. Following this, they will embark on a journey to North London for a highly-anticipated showdown with the undefeated Tottenham in the Premier League on Saturday. Subsequently, their European campaign will see them facing off against Belgian outfit Royale Union Saint-Gilloise in the Europa League, and a match against Brighton awaits them before the upcoming international break.