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Why Trent Alexander-Arnold missed Liverpool’s meeting with Porto/ Update on right-back’s availability for weekend

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Why Trent Alexander-Arnold missed Liverpool’s meeting with Porto/ Update on right-back’s availability for weekend

Liverpool have provided an official explanation for Trent Alexander-Arnold’s absence vs FC Porto on Tuesday.

Porto vs Liverpool

Liverpool are back in Champions League action later this evening.

The Reds began their 2021/22 European venture by facing off with AC Milan at Anfield.

The tie was a closely-contested affair, which would see Milan head in at the break with a 2-1 lead thanks to late first-half strikes from Ante Rebic and Brahim Diaz.

Liverpool, though, would fight back and eventually come away with a big 3-2 win.

Jurgen Klopp and co. must now turn their attentions to FC Porto who, on paper, should be the Reds’ easiest group-stage opponents this year.

However, it is worth noting that Porto would hold Atletico Madrid to a 0-0 draw in their opening group clash, suggesting they will be no pushover when they host Liverpool at the Estadio do Dragao shortly

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Why Alexander-Arnold has missed out vs Porto

Ahead of the game, Liverpool have released their matchday squad, which was pretty standard and did not include Trent Alexander-Arnold.

The right-back’s absence is not a surprise, with it already having been confirmed on Monday that TAA would not travel to Portugal.

The details around why Alexander-Arnold was not set to travel had remained fairly unknown, with the Liverpool Echo saying this on Monday:

Liverpool have remained tight-lipped over Alexander-Arnold’s fitness.

Now though, the Reds have provided an official explanation for the right-back missing out, confirming that he has a sore groin:

Elsewhere, James Pearce of The Athletic reported that it is still not clear if Trent will be available for the weekend when Liverpool face Manchester City:

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