Manjaro not recognizing 2.5" SSD

Hello, I successfully booted my OPi4LTS from micro SD card with manjaro installed there. My endgoal is to boot manjaro from the SSD without the SD card. (LMK if thats even possible) however, since installing manjaro, the pi wont recognize/detect the SSD. I have unplugged and plugged into my windows machine and it is read perfectly fine. I reflashed manjaro on the SSD. and reformatted it but when i plug it back into the OPi4LTS, i cant see it when using lsblk

Opi4lts cannot boot from ssd as bootloader is only detected from emmc, sdcard or spi.

You can keep boot partition in sdcard while having root partition in ssd.

Booting directly off ssd is not possible.