Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold started went off injured late in England’s 1-0 win over Austria on Wednesday night.
Bukayo Saka’s second-half goal was enough to give Gareth Southgate’s side the win as they prepare for next week’s European Championship. However, the late injury to Alexander-Arnold put a dampener on things for England going into the tournament.
Alexander-Arnold started at right-back and lasted until the 87th minute before limping off after appearing to hurt his left thigh clearing the ball up the line.
Speaking to ITV after the game about the Liverpool star’s injury, Southgate said:
“We’re going to have a little look. It’s obviously not good to see him have to come off in the way he did.
“We’ll just have to assess him over the next 24 hours. I think [it is a] thigh [injury] but the medical team are still assessing it. We just have to see. It’s not a good sign to see him have to walk off as he did. We’ll know more in the next 24, 48 hours.”
Liverpool fans will eager to hear the results of any assessment of Alexander-Arnold’s injury over the next few days. The Reds have had terrible luck with players getting injured while on international duty in recent years.
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