Liverpool may have succeeded in bringing Naby Keita to Anfield early if we’d have allowed Trent Alexander-Arnold to join Rb Leipzig in January.
The excellent Paul Joyce has claimed in an article for the Times that the Germans suggested us allowing the Scouser to head to the Bundesliga on loan would smooth Keita’s early arrival – but Liverpool flatly refused.
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That says everything about how highly the club rate him, for now and the future.
On Wednesday, Alexander-Arnold put in the best performance of his fledgling career to silence Leroy Sane during our 3-0 humbling of Manchester City.
Trent was superb defensively – all the more impressive considering the runarounds he’s been given by Marcus Rashford and Wilfried Zaha in recent weeks.
Nathaniel Clyne will likely come into the side against Everton tomorrow though and allow him a rest, in what’s going to be one of the strangest Merseyside Derbies in some time.
Our attention is rightly focussed on the Champions League game at the Etihad, while the hosts have nothing to play for. Expect Klopp to rotate heavily.