Gary Neville took an opportunity to have a dig at his fellow Sky Sports pundit, following CBS Sports’ release of a clip in which Jamie Carragher criticised Trent Alexander-Arnold’s defending during Liverpool’s defeat to Real Madrid.
The former Red and Alex Scott left the booth to re-enact an in-game moment, with the 43-year-old demonstrating how the Academy graduate should have performed his defensive duties.
— Gary Neville (@GNev2) April 7, 2021
The No.66 played a part he’ll no doubt like to forget in the opening two goals conceded to Zinedine Zidane’s men, failing to provide cover for Nathaniel Phillips, who had been beaten for pace by Vinicius Jr, and accidentally assisting Marco Asensio’s effort via a stray header.
In fairness to Carragher, we don’t think he’s performing a u-turn on our right-back, as some have accused him of doing.
As a former defender himself, we just see the former Red offering some reasonable critique of Trent’s defensive performance.
There’s still no question in our minds over the talent on offer from the 22-year-old, certainly from our end, nor from, as we’d imagine, Jamie’s perspective.