Liverpool right-back Alexander-Arnold suffered a calf injury in the premier league 1-1 draw with Manchester City and will be sidelined until December.
Alexander-Arnold went down holding his leg off the ball midway through the second half, and was replaced by James Milner after receiving a treatment on the pitch.
The England international will most certainly miss the upcoming Liverpool games with Leicester, Atalanta and Brighton, and could also be doubtful for the early December fixtures with Ajax, Wolves and Midtjylland.
Jurgen Klopp confirmed the injury in his post-match press conference stating that Alexander-Arnold would most definitely sit out England’s fixtures with Ireland, Belgium and Iceland during the international break, and a scan on Monday revealed the expanse of the injury.
Alexander-Arnold’s long term absence could hand in a first-team chance to Neco Williams.
The 19-year-old has featured four times for first-team so far this season, and the most recent was a cameo coming on as a late substitute to make his Champions League debut in the 5-0 win over Atalanta.
He also featured in the Community Shield against Arsenal and played 90 minutes in Liverpool’s Carabao Cup games against Lincoln and Arsenal.
Liverpool are already without defensive rock Virgil van Dijk and his initial replacement Fabinho.
The news of Alexander-Arnold’s absence at Liverpool will be eased by the fact it is now the international break, but it features a new headache for England boss Gareth Southgate though the Three Lions have strength in depth at that position with the likes of Kyle Walker, Kieran Trippier and Reece James all called up.