Liverpool injury update: Latest on Alexander-Arnold, Thiago Alcantara and Milner

Liverpool injury update: Latest on Alexander-Arnold, Thiago Alcantara and Milner

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has confirmed James Milner will miss the team's Champions League clash against Ajax on Tuesday night. 

The club vice-captain picked a hamstring injury during the 1-1 draw at Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday, and he will now be forced to sit out the Group D fixture.

The latest setback adds to a long list of absentees due to injuries, even though a good number are making perfect progress. 

Trent Alexander-Arnold, Naby Keita, and Xherdan Shaqiri are expected back sooner rather than later, and the German tactician confirmed this. 

“They are all getting closer to being back, [but] not close enough for tomorrow, I think,” said the Reds boss.

“With Naby we have to check there still, but with the other two, they will not be ready.

“Trent looks quite good, but nobody gave me the green light for tonight so he will not be in it [training]. He hasn’t trained with the team and stuff like this.

“I saw him today on the pitch doing his rehab stuff outside, so that looks already good, but I cannot decide when this rehab stuff is finished. I take the players only in the moment when I get the green light and that didn't happen yet.

“But from my rather experienced eye from what I saw today, it will not be that long anymore with Trent.”

There was some bad news though as summer signing Thiago Alcantara is still some 'few weeks away' from full recovery. 

"On that day when he got injured in that bad challenge in the Everton game, there was another bad injury and after the scan there was good news and really bad news," Klopp said.

"[With Thiago] nothing was broken or ruptured but it was still a massive impact on the knee.

The midfielder was injured during a Premier League match against Everton and was expected to be out for just a couple of weeks.