We have one name, albeit a long one, for all those that questioned why we didn’t bring in another full-back in the summer- Trent Alexander-Arnold.
The 18-year-old was awarded man of the match for his sparkling performance in yesterday’s 2-0 win against Leeds.
Jurgen Klopp introduced us all to the youngster’s potential in October’s EFL Cup tie with Tottenham, but last night we truly got to see what a talent this young man is. He was outstanding.
His statistics from the night speak for themselves:
- 1 assist
- 70 passes
- 89% passing accuracy
- 5 crosses
- 105 touches
He was arguably Liverpool’s best player all night from right-back and provided the assist that led to the crucial opening goal.
Not only did he prove he has the speed and athleticism to make him an attacking asset, but he also presented himself as a reliable defender.
He looked solid in his tackling and was not fazed by the aerial duels or the level of physicality brought by some of the Leeds players.
Ben Woodburn of course earned the spotlight with his record breaking goal, but Alexander-Arnold showcased the potential he has to become a valuable player at this club.
Klopp has a highly talented athlete and a technically gifted footballer at his disposal.