Trent Alexander-Arnold has been the subject of intense scrutiny this season amid Liverpool’s failure to defend their Premier League crown.
Indeed, Alexander-Arnold’s form has rightly come under the microscope following on from a record-breaking campaign last season, yet his performance against Wolves on Monday night reaffirmed why he is still one of the best players in the country.
The 22-year-old played a key role and was influential at both ends of the pitch, particularly from a defensive standpoint.
Alexander-Arnold was perfectly placed time-and-time again to make it back-to-back clean sheets for only the second time this season.
He coped superbly with the threat of the highly-rated Pedro Neto, who endured one of his quieter performances this season.
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In total, from a defensive perspective, he clocked up one tackle and three clearances.
He also had 83 touches, which from a Liverpool standpoint was the best on the field, per WhoScored.
Alexander-Arnold also created three chances for his team, including a stunning delivery for Sadio Mane, who failed to hit the target.
What was particularly pleasing about Alexander-Arnold’s performance, was the combination of his defensive and attacking qualities on a night where the result was all that mattered.
With Liverpool now due to benefit from a much-needed two-week lay-off from club football, this result really could be a catalyst for the Reds kick on and put to bed their recent struggles.
Alexander-Arnold’s performance drew some much-deserved praised from supporters, who believe the West Derby full-back is slowly beginning to rediscover his form. Here’s a look…