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Why this Liverpool defender will be missing in action for England

Liverpool defender, Trent Alexander-Arnold will be unavailable when England face Republic of Ireland, Belgium and Iceland this month.

This comes after he suffered a suspected calf injury.

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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.

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“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.
Alex was substituted in the 63rd minute with a suspected calf problem, with James Milner replacing him.

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England would have had Chelsea defender Reece James as replacement for Alexander-Arnold but he has been suspended from the Uefa Nations League matches against Belgium and Ireland.


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