Cesc Fabregas hailed Trent Alexander-Arnold’s ‘intelligence’ after the young Scouser caught Barcelona out with a clever quick pass from a corner.

Divock Origi was able to sink Ernesto Valverde’s side without a challenge in the box such was the speed of thought from Trent.

His quick corner caught the Barcelona defence napping and is the reason the Reds are now planning their Champions League final at the start of June instead of their holidays.


Cesc Fabregas, former Barcelona and Chelsea midfielder, praised the young fullback on Twitter, hailing his intelligence and vision to assist Origi in the manner that he did.

He wrote on Twitter: “Alexander-Arnold, 20 years old. People will tell me it’s bad defending, I’m telling you it’s pure intelligence and vision.”

Trent has made a habit of assisting crucial goals this season and with his tally now up to 15 for the season, it really is astonishing such a young player can be so influential.

Trent Alexander-Arnold.

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In his last 10 games in all competitions, there have only been three games in which Trent failed to make an assist. This run of form has seen the 20-year-old assist 8 goals in 10 games and help Liverpool maintain their title bid.

Interestingly, the three games that he has failed to create a goal in have been three of the toughest fixtures for Liverpool as Chelsea, Spurs and Fulham gave the Reds a difficult time.

With Tottenham set to face Jurgen Klopp’s side in Madrid in the Champions League final after they beat Ajax, Trent will be hopeful that he can use his Midas Touch to win his boyhood club a sixth European Cup.

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