Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp provides Trent Alexander-Arnold injury update after 'strange' win over Burnley

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp provides Trent Alexander-Arnold injury update after 'strange' win over Burnley

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Jack Otway

By Jack Otway

Published: 10/02/2024

- 17:29

Updated: 10/02/2024

- 17:40

The Reds returned to the top of the Premier League table with their victory at Anfield

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has spoken out after his side's 3-1 Premier League victory over Burnley on Saturday afternoon.

The Reds went into the game after a disappointing defeat against Arsenal last time out.

But Liverpool, despite a slow start, were too strong for their opponents as they returned to the summit.

Diogo Jota put the Merseyside giants ahead in the 31st minute, converting from close range after a delivery from Trent Alexander-Arnold.

Liverpool Burnley

Liverpool beat Burnley 3-1 in their Premier League clash on Saturday


Dara O'Shea then equallised for the visitors on the stroke of half time.

Yet further goals from Luis Diaz and Darwin Nunez gave Liverpool all three points and boosted their chances of giving Klopp the perfect farewell.

It wasn't a perfect day for the Reds, however, with Alexander-Arnold injuring his knee.

And Klopp has now provided an update on the England international, admitting the club will have to assess him ahead of their match with Brentford next Saturday.

"Same area in the knee. Nothing really bad but he felt it again and we have to see," he stated.

"We will assess it. We were made aware of it in the game so thought 'what can we do' then Trent said 'no it's fine'.

"But it's not as he feels it so we had to be careful and take him off."

Klopp also admitted it was a 'strange' win for his side.

"I can really imagine how Vincent Kompany is feeling right now because they did a lot of good stuff and made it really uncomfortable for us," he continued.

"But in general, besides the first 15 minutes, when we were in a rush and we played too early, they had counter-attacks and situations and that was a problem.

"Then we calmed it down and scored wonderful goals.

"We knew at half-time what we had to do. We were in control but of course we had to change Trent Alexander-Arnold and are short on defenders.

"Curtis Jones did incredibly well, like Harvey Elliott did when he came on.

"It was a difficult game with strange circumstances.

"It's just with all the things that happened with players out, the goalkeeper stepping aside, it was the perfect afternoon - besides the Trent thing obviously."


Liverpool Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says his side will assess Trent Alexander-Arnold injury after Burnley win


Liverpool midfielder Harvey Elliott also spoke out after the fixture.

And he praised Burnley for the way they performed, even if they ultimately left Anfield with no points to their name.

"They came here with a clear gameplan and made it very difficult for us today, as they did in the home game," he stated.

"They are a very tough team with a clear way of playing. Yet again we were able to dig deep and find the three points from somewhere.

"We were clinical when we needed to be and got the three points which is the important thing.

Trent Alexander-Arnold

Liverpool star Trent Alexander-Arnold was forced out of his side's 3-1 Premier League win over Burnley on Saturday


"It's always a nice feeling to be top, especially after the last game. We needed to bounce back and show fight.

"There's still a long way to go yet so we can't get carried away. We just need to take it game by game.

"It's always a confidence-booster when you're top of the league. We just need to keep going now.

"I just think we need to take it game by game and putting in the performances. We need to keep winning and putting points on the board.

"That's all we can do. We need to use today as a confidence boost into the next one. We can't really look back. We will just keep marching forward."

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