Liverpool right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold is reportedly set to resume full training later this week as he looks to return from injury.
According to The Athletic’s James Pearce, Alexander-Arnold should be back in contention for Liverpool’s clash with Crystal Palace next week as he returns to training in the next few days.
Pearce responded to a question on The Athletic’s website asking about players who could return in the next 10 days with this update on Alexander-Arnold return.
ANFIELD WATCH VERDICT
Alexander-Arnold coming back could be a huge boost for Liverpool for several reasons. For starters, his quality on the ball and his ability to provide assists for his teammates. The defender already has three to his name this season, after registering 13 (12 in the Premier League) last term for Liverpool in all competitions. His return could offer Liverpool more of an outlet down the right side and lead to more chances being created, due to his tendency to deliver crosses and cause havoc in the opposition penalty area.
Along with the quality Alexander-Arnold brings, it also allows Neco Williams to step out of the spotlight. Williams had a tough time against Brighton in the Premier League last weekend and was taken off at half-time by Jurgen Klopp, suggesting that he may not be ready to be playing regularly in the current Liverpool squad. At only 19, it is tough for Williams to be thrust in and perform consistently for Liverpool at this stage in his career so Trent coming back and starting at right-back could be a chance for Williams to work hard on the training pitch and just focus on improving himself – rather than worrying about his performances on the pitch right now.
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