Trent Alexander-Arnold is set to miss Bournemouth vs Liverpool on the 21st of January, Liverpool assistant manager Pepijn Ljinders has confirmed.
The England international is set to be out for ‘a few weeks’ after injuring his knee in the game against Arsenal in the FA Cup.
This would mean that the defender would miss the league leader’s trip to the Vitality Stadium on the 21st of Janurary.
Ljinders said: “So he has a little tear in the lateral ligament of his knee and he will need time to recover. He had a scan and he will be out for a few weeks, so let’s see after that.
“He will get some rest and then hopefully he can come back to where he was. Because this guy was decisive in all the games and was the one who created constantly for us from deep and gave the team a high level of flexibility. We will really miss him.”
Bournemouth and Liverpool are two of the league’s most in-form teams at the moment, with the Cherries winning four of their last five and currently sit 12th in the table. Liverpool sit three points clear at the top of the Premier League and are undefeated in the league since September.
The two sides have faced previously, with Liverpool running out 2-1 victors in the Carabao Cup after a Darwin Nunez stunner.
Liverpool will also miss winger Mohamed Salah as the Egyptian is with his national team at the African Cup of Nations, however they may have two key players back as Dominik Szoboszlai and Virgil Van Dijk could return from injury.
As for the Cherries they will be missing two players due to AFCON with Dango Ouattara and Antoine Semenyo missing for the Cherries. Defender Marcos Senesi will also be missing due to suspension however Lloyd Kelly is set to return.