Trent Alexander-Arnold is a tremendous talent and a player who’s going to be at the club for a very long time.
But at the moment, he struggles badly with long balls played into the channel between himself and the central defender, in this case, Joel Matip.
He did so against United, and today, was at fault for the penalty we conceded having made the same mistake just minutes earlier.
Fans online were not happy, bemoaning the fact we’ve lost Joe Gomez to injury and that Nathaniel Clyne is still not match fit.
If we’re having issues today, imagine what Leroy Sane might do on Wednesday…
Few people saying how similar this is to United. Van Dijk misses corner chance when unmarked, long ball goes over Trent's head and opponents score. Would never have happened if we just wore the orange kit to be honest.
— Empire of the Kop (@empireofthekop) March 31, 2018
I will not think about Trent v Sane. I will not think about Trent v Sane. I will not think about Trent v Sane. I will not think about Trent v Sane. I will not think ab
— RushTheKop (@RushTheKop) March 31, 2018
Trent being run ragged. Karius shouldn't even have to come out if it's defended properly.
— LFC Fans Corner (@LFCFansCorner) March 31, 2018
Poor defending twice from Trent Alexander. You have to always get goal side. Schoolboy errors.
— "YNWA" LFC Story (@LFCHistoryShow) March 31, 2018
City won't be against going 'long' on Wednesday. Got to be major concerns over Trent starting up against Sane now.
— Jack Lusby (@jacklusby_) March 31, 2018
Carbon copy of Lukaku/Rashford, long ball doesn’t get challenged and Trent gets done… We never learn!
— Tom Loft (@TomLoft91) March 31, 2018
I'm sorry but Trent has to do better that's 3 times now already this game.
— TheSalahRole (@TheSalahRole11) March 31, 2018
Imagine the criticism Trent would get if he was from say Spain
— John O Sullivan (@Corballyred) March 31, 2018