Liverpool news: Trent Alexander-Arnold in specially modified training as 'big' footage emerges - Insider
England training for Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold and the rest of the squad will be specifically modified to combat the heat.
That is the view of medical expert Ben Dinnery, who runs the Premier Injuries site and has a background in injury and data analysis, speaking exclusively to Football Insider.
Alexander-Arnold was shown on a video released by England last week (17 November) cooling off at the side of the pitch during a training session at the Saoud bin Abdulrahman Stadium.
The temperature has regularly climbed over 30 degrees celsius but the stadiums are air-conditioned to combat any potential issues.
“The biggest issue coming from the heat has probably been on the training pitches,” Dinnery told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley.
“While you’ll never get that same sort of intensity in training in this environment, it certainly plays a part in that.
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“We’ve seen a couple of examples with the England players having to walk to the side of the pitch and stand in front of air conditioning units just to try and cool down.
“Training will be modified. Hydration will be key.
“During those actual competitive minutes during gameplay it’s maybe not as big of an issue.”
Alexander-Arnold was an unused substitute in England’s opening group game as they thrashed Iran 6-2 on Monday (21 November).
Kieran Trippier was selected at right-back and ended the game as captain while Kyle Walker has declared himself fit and ready to face the USA on Friday (25 November).