There’s some good news and some bad news ahead of tomorrow’s massive Champions League game, Reds.
Fresh photos from the Liverpool website today show Trent Alexander-Arnold back in training at Melwood, but, sadly, Naby Keïta was a notable absentee.
Sky Sports have also confirmed that it doesn’t look likely that we’ll be seeing Keïta at the Allianz. Perhaps less surprisingly, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is another one who missed training.
We’re still taking a valuable result to Germany – a 1-1 draw will send us through. Yes, it looks like we’ll be without Keïta, but we’ve got enough midfield options to get the job done on Wednesday night.
It looks like Trent Alexander-Arnold and James Milner are both training as normal at Melwood this afternoon. Assume they’re available for tomorrow night. Big boost for Liverpool.
— Jack Sear (@JackSear) March 12, 2019
The 0-0 from the first leg will make for a dramatic, largely open affair. If Trent manages to find his fitness in time we’ll be much more capable of exploiting Bayern’s weaknesses at full-back.
Last-time out against Wolfsburg, the Bundesliga behemoths went for the ageing Rafinha at left-back. At 33-years-old, and playing out of position, Trent’s possible inclusion will be giving the Spanish right-back nightmares already.
Equally, with Joshua Kimmich ruled out for suspension, and Davia Alaba only just back from injury, the Bavarian side have a potential Achilles heel down their right.
It looks like Alaba will be ready to start, but Andy Robertson will be licking his lips regardless and making his customary lung-busting runs down our left.
We’re still very much in this tie, Reds. Let’s try and recreate last season’s European nights and do the business at the Allianz!