Trent Alexander-Arnold: Liverpool defender set to withdraw from England squad with injury | Football News

first_img“He will be out of England. Scan tomorrow and then we will see,” Klopp said after Liverpool’s 1-1 draw against Manchester City on Sunday. 3:00 The right-back had to be substituted in the 63rd minute with a suspected calf problem, with James Milner replacing him.Chelsea defender Reece James, who could deputise for Alexander-Arnold, can feature in the friendly match against the Republic of Ireland on November 12, but is suspended for Nations League matches against Belgium and Ireland later this month. – Advertisement – – Advertisement – preview image Trent Alexander-Arnold is set to withdraw from the England squad to face Republic of Ireland, Belgium and Iceland this month with a suspected calf injury.Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp confirmed the defender will have a scan on Monday but insisted it would keep the defender out of England’s squad for their upcoming fixtures next week.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – FREE TO WATCH: Highlights from Manchester City’s draw with Liverpool in the Premier League.last_img read more

Heineken UCL Tour: Puyol Hails Okocha, Drogba

first_imgThe three times UEFA Champions League winner however, said former Chelsea great, Drogba remains his toughest opponent during his playing career.“I came against him severally in the Champions League against Chelsea and he was one of the most unpredictable strikers I ever faced. He does unpredictable things and thereby very difficult to mark,” Puyol said.The Catalan however counted himself lucky for not having to come up against Argentine Lionel Messi in a match proper aside from training.“Messi is no doubt the best player in the world and you just can’t mark him. He does things that are out of this world and I’ll always be grateful that it was only in training that I do come against him,” he admitted.As part of his tour to Uyo, Puyol played an exhibition match against a side that had Okocha and other Super Eagles 1994 sets, which includes Mutiu Adepoju, Austin Eguaveon, Uche Okechuku and Daniel Amokachi.The match attracted huge turnout at the Godwill Akpabio Stadium, Uyo, as the crowd cheered every of their moves.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Former Spain international, Carles Puyol has hailed the African duo of Austin Okocha and Cote D’Ivoire Didier Drogba as two of the finest players to have come out of Africa.Puyol made this known during the Heineken UEFA Champions League Tour to Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.Though the former Barcelona defender admitted that he never played against Okocha at competitive level but he said he had great respect for his skills and could not stop admiring him anytime he gets to watch him.last_img read more