Liverpool supporters have been reacting to Trent Alexander-Arnold’s superb assist.
At the Etihad against Manchester City, the right-back, 23, made a run from deep to latch onto Andy Robertson’s pass and cushion the ball into Diogo Jota to make it 1-1. The Portugal international buried the finish to draw Liverpool level – but the plaudits were aimed at Alexander-Arnold for his superb take.
A fan gushed: “That vision, awareness and pass from Trent was class.” One wrote: “That pass from Robertson to Alexander-Arnold and the composure from Alexander-Arnold to find Jota. Such incredible full backs, these two.”
Another said: “There’s just so much quality on show. Thiago’s switch, Trent’s inside pass, Robertson’s cross and then Trent’s set back. Quality.”
A fourth wrote: “He’s our best player by miles.”
A last one exclaimed: “Could watch that Trent pass for hours!”
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Though Alexander-Arnold lauded the defender for his brilliant take but there was some criticism aimed at the England international after he kept goalscorer Gabriel Jesus onside as the Brazilian put City 2-1 up.
Even still, the Liverpool-born player now has 17 assists this season – one more than Steven Gerrard ever managed in a single campaign for the Reds.
One blasted: “Trent’s never beating the defending allegations.”
Another one asked: “Can people watch Trent’s defending there and say he really is better than Reece James?”
A third stated: “That is United level defending from Trent.”
Jurgen Klopp recently described Alexander-Arnold’s development as one ‘no one could have expected’, saying that he was a ‘special’ talent.
‘He developed in a way nobody could have expected,’ said the German boss. “He had a great mentor in Pep [Lijnders] who coached him at the Under 16s. Pep started to tell me about this boy, then this skinny kid came around the corner. You could see he was special but there was a lot of work to do, especially physically.
“Look at the first pictures of Trent when he scored his first goal against Hoffenheim (in 2017) and the man he became now. Wow, what a difference. Whatever you set up as a coach, 80 or 90 per cent is up to the player. If you give a player freedom and there is no output, all you do is open your formation and get exposed. So yeah, he did well so far!”
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