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"It's difficult": Alan Hutton defends Trent Alexander-Arnold form

Liverpool aren’t in their best moment, as the boss would say. The Reds are without a win in three and have put in some lacklustre performances of late. It will turn around soon, we’re confident of that. Some top players aren’t meeting their own top standards. Alan Hutton has defended Trent Alexander-Arnold after a sticky run of form.

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Liverpool’s stuttering form

Who would’ve thought we’d ever be talking about Liverpool being winless in their last three games.

The Reds were held at home by West Brom, shut out at Newcastle and beaten Southampton.

All three fixtures saw the same pattern of missed chances and limp periods of possession.

Trent Alexander-Arnold has been singled out by many as having underperformed, by his own standards he has.

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The Scouser hasn’t been as accurate as usual with his crossing and he was at fault for Southampton’s goal in our recent defeat.

Alan Hutton on Alexander-Arnold

Alan Hutton spent a majority of his Premier League career with Aston Villa.

The Scotland international made 185 league appearances for the midlands club, scoring an iconic goal during his time.

Speaking to Football Insider, Alan Hutton defended Trent Alexander-Arnold, saying:

“He’s a young boy, it’s very difficult to keep those standards year in, year out.

“You look at everything that we’ve been through, no pre-season, the schedule of games, it’s difficult.

“He could be tired, he’s had niggles, he’s just back from a calf injury.

“It takes time to go over things so I think people are maybe just a little bit quick to jump on him because the standards are that high – and, by the way, I’ve probably given the ball away 38 times in a game anyway, we’ve all done it.”

What RTK has to say

Alan Hutton defending Alexander-Arnold, right back to right back – lovely to see.

Although they are two completely contrasting styles of full back the demands of the game don’t change.

Hutton will be well aware of the importance of rhythm and rest, pre-season and consistency.

The Scouser will turn it around soon, we aren’t going to get on his back in the meantime.

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