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Liverpool assistant manager Pep Lijnders has dropped a bombshell revealing that right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold has sustained a knee injury.

The full-back was instrumental in knocking out Arsenal from the FA Cup but the Anfield outfit have confirmed that Trent will be out of action for a couple of weeks.

“First of all, some not-that-good news, Trent hyperextended his knee during the last game,” Lijnders has said, as per the club’s official website. “So he has a little tear in the lateral ligament of his knee and he will need time to recover. He had a scan and he will be out for a few weeks, so let’s see after that.

“He will get some rest and then hopefully he can come back to where he was. Because this guy was decisive in all the games and was the one who created constantly for us from deep and gave the team a high level of flexibility. We will really miss him.”

Alexander-Arnold becomes the seventh Liverpool player to pick up an injury and right now, Jurgen Klopp has a massive defensive crisis.

Van Dijk missed the FA Cup game due to illness but the centre-back will be back for the Fulham game. However, along with Alexander-Arnold, Andy Robertson and Tsimikas are still ruled out.

Currently, all the first-choice full-backs are out injured which means 20-year-old Conor Bradley will start on the right-hand side on Wednesday night.

The next few matches are relatively easy for Liverpool but then at the start of next month, the Anfield outfit will face Chelsea and Arsenal in consecutive matches and the absence of Alexander-Arnold could be a real problem for Klopp.

Bradley did fairly well against Gabriel Martinelli for the 15 minutes he was on the pitch but playing 90 minutes against Arsenal or Chelsea will be an uphill task.

The only thing Klopp will be praying right now is that Joe Gomez or Bradley does not pick up an injury in the next couple of games because if that happens then it will be disaster for the Merseyside outfit.