Jurgen Klopp has revealed that “exceptional” Trent Alexander-Arnold has been below-par in the last few weeks because of tiredness caused by his love for the Reds.
Alexander-Arnold declined the chance of an extended break in the summer to come back early for pre-season.
According to The Daily Mirror, Klopp said: “Trent has played constantly. I have spoken to him about it – but not along the lines of ‘This is good, that isn’t.’ It’s more general advice.
“He is still a very young boy. He had two weeks off in the summer. That’s really not a lot.
“He has played a lot of football. He will play a lot of football – that’s the good news for him. It’s more important that he stays injury-free.
“It won’t be the first time or the last time in his life that everything isn’t 100%, but he’s still an outstanding player and really important to us.”
With such a short break during the summer, his tiredness is to be expected. In the short-term, he might just need to sit out for a couple of weeks, but in the long-term, there’s no doubting Alexander-Arnold’s potential.