Jürgen Klopp explained that Trent Alexander-Arnold was taken off in the second half against Stoke City on Saturday due to a dead leg.

The Liverpool No.66 sustained the issue in the early moments of the game but persevered until being replaced by Nathaniel Clyne on 64 minutes.

“Trent, who started brilliantly in the new position in the half-space, got a dead leg in the first situation,” the manager explained to Sky Sports.

“He got a dead leg around the hip; he was limping but always gave a thumbs-up to carry on. I thought the best thing with a dead leg was to keep on going so at one point it will be better, but then I spoke again to the medical department and they told me it was better to take him off, so we did.”

Jordan Henderson suffered a twisted ankle shortly before the half-time interval and required treatment, but the Reds captain was able to complete the game.

At his post-match press conference, Klopp revealed Joe Gomez picked up a similar knock, too – and both players will be assessed before Wednesday’s Champions League clash with AS Roma.

“I met the Doc and we will see what happens in the next two or three days,” he said.

“How it always is after a game, [we have] knocks here and there. Hendo obviously twisted his ankle but could carry on, so that’s rather good than a bad sign.

“But until Wednesday is not the longest break in the world, so we will see. Joe got an early knock as well and twisted his ankle as well a little bit, so we will have to see about that. We will see.”