Liverpool have done a lot in the last couple of years. They have picked up crowns left and right, they have broken records for fun and they have reimagined the full back role. One full back in particular has been lavished with praise with Gary Neville calling Trent Alexander-Arnold ‘out of this world’.
This Monday night saw the Scouser in our team pull out yet another exceptional creative performance.
The 21-year-old full back bagged himself a brace of assists and was denied a third by the offside flag.
His opening assist saw him dig out a superlative cross from the byline, finding the Gini Wijnaldum in space in the box with the flying Dutchman heading home with aplomb.
Trent’s second of the night came when he chased down a loose ball in the West Ham United box, squaring it to the well placed Sadio Mane.
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Speaking on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football after the game, Gary Neville was full of praise for Alexander-Arnold, saying:
“They haven’t got like two big strikers that [Trent] has got to hit and they’re going to score loads of headed goals.
“It’s even the likes of Mane, Salah, Wijnaldum that score headers from his crosses because his crosses are that good.
“[Trent’s] quality is out of this world.”
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Neville wasn’t an awful right back himself, his praise carries some weight in the game.
He has provided some keen analysis here. The Reds have no right to score from as many crosses as they do if you look at the physical stature of their forwards.
The reality is that we score from these crosses because the team has been coached to the point of perfection, as soon as Trent is in position he gets his head up and the forwards know where to be.
He is nigh on impossible stop and that is why he is set to break his own record for assists in a Premier League season from defence.