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Liverpool Handed Positive Injury News Ahead Of Newcastle United Match: Big Boost For Klopp?

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Abhinab Ghosh
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According to a recent report by the Evening Standard, Trent Alexander-Arnold will be available for selection ahead of Liverpool’s home encounter against Huddersfield Town on Wednesday afternoon. The England international has not seen any game time since he sustained a foot injury during the Reds’ 1-0 win over Napoli in the UEFA Champions League a couple of weeks ago.

Both James Milner and Nathaniel Clyne have filled his boots well over the past few matches at right-back. However, Jurgen Klopp’s side could benefit from having Alexander-Arnold back especially during this busy winter period when fixtures are coming thick and fast in the Premier League. The Reds will entertain Newcastle United on Boxing Day before taking on Arsenal and Manchester City over the rest of the holiday period.

The Merseyside giants are currently flying high in the English top-flight and are sitting pretty at the top of the league table, four points ahead of second-place Manchester City. The form of the young English defender has been one of the many bright spots in Liverpool’s campaign so far.

There is no doubt that the Reds have missed his usual delivery from set-pieces in recent matches. If he can win the race against time to start against the Magpies in midweek, then the home side would be far better equipped to secure a positive result from the contest.

The 20-year-old has been a fantastic outlet for the Merseyside club down the right flank and has been pretty solid defensively as well. His performances for the Merseyside giants have caught the eye as he has come up with a number of match-winning contributions this season.

The English wonderkid has made 18 appearances for the Reds this term, scoring one goal while grabbing two assists in all competitions. He has also been an integral part of Gareth Southgate’s England squad of late and has one international goal to his name for his nation.

At 20, the Liverpool right-back is only getting better with each game, and so it would be a massive boost for Klopp to have him available ahead of so many essential fixtures coming up in the Premier League over the next few days.

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