The 22-year-old English defender was listed in the country’s 26-man list for the tournament before he sustained a thigh injury during a warm-up game between England and Austria on June 2, 2021. The injury was so bad that he had to be replaced by Ben White in coach Gareth Southgate’s squad.
Immediately Trent Alexander-Arnold was told that the injury would not permit him to play in the tournament, he had to return to Liverpool to commence his recovery process.
In his absence, Gareth Southgate and his boys went all the way to the final of the European Championship. They lost the final to Italy on penalties.
Four days ago, Trent Alexander-Arnold took to his Instagram page to share a picture of himself in training. In the picture, the 22-year-old defender was wearing a big smile as he raised his two thumbs.
In the caption, the England international wrote: “The countdown is on” with an emoji that represents strength.
Afterward, when Liverpool resumed their pre-season training, Trent Alexander-Arnold was fully involved in the team’s training season. He could be in action for Liverpool when Jurgen Klopp’s team plays a back-to-back 30-minute friendly against Wacker Innsbruck and Stuttgart later today, July 20, 2021.
In an interview with Liverpool’s official website, the 22-year-old defender said he has been doing a lot of rehabilitation and is fully free from pain.
“I’ve been doing a lot of rehabs when we were off over the summer with the physios and the medical staff, which was good for me,” Alexander-Arnold said.
“I feel fit, I feel healthy and I’m back in full training now, so it’s good. It’s good for me. I’ve done quite a few sessions with the lads now, I feel fit enough to play.
“But the decision comes from the manager, the staff, and obviously the medical staff, they need to talk and see if it’s worth the risk.
“If not, there’s a game on Friday as well, so whether it’s a case of a few minutes on Tuesday and play a bit more on Friday, ease me in like that, who knows? Either way, I’ll be ready to play.”
Trent Alexander-Arnold is a product of Liverpool football academy. He gained promotion to the club’s senior team on July 1, 2016. Since then, the right-winger has made 179 appearances for Liverpool in which he scored 10 goals.
Between 2016 to 2021, the 22-year-old left-winger has helped Liverpool to win one UEFA Champions League, FIFA Club World Cup, UEFA Super Cup, and the Premier League.
The football star who has made 13 appearances since he made his debut for England national team on June 7, 2018, still has until June 2024 before his contract with Liverpool expires. His current transfer market value is €75 million.