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Ian Wright defends Trent Alexander-Arnold, says he is under unfair scrutiny

Liverpool had a good weekend. The Reds kept their top four hopes alive with a last minute victory over Aston Villa. The Reds were behind early on but won it thanks to a strike from the Scouser in our team. Speaking on Match of the Day, Ian Wright defended Trent Alexander-Arnold, saying he is put under unfair scrutiny.

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Alexander-Arnold steps up

This weekend we needed a moment of magic from the Scouser in our team.

The Reds went behind in the first half despite dominating throughout.

The hosts equalised before halftime but the goal was controversially chalked off for offside.

Mo Salah netted from a rebound to draw the sides level in the second half.

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The winner was a late one with Trent Alexander-Arnold firing home in the 91st minute.

The Scouser curled one in from the edge of the box to complete a dramatic comeback.

Ian Wright on Alexander-Arnold

In recent weeks the Reds’ right back has been under scrutiny.

He was controversially left out of the England squad with many saying that he was deservedly left out, citing his defensive work.

Ian Wright has defended Trent Alexander-Arnold, implying his defensive frailties are something of a myth, telling Match of the Day:

“When you’re as good as he is people will try to find fault and then when you get the England manager not getting a player like this in the team you have to wonder why,’

“The only thing they try to say is, “Oh, defensively”.

Gary Lineker asked if people are going out of their way to look for defensive errors, Wright responded:

“Without a doubt they are because he is so good. His rise in Liverpool’s system and they way they’ve been playing is why they’re doing that, he’s been successful.

“He’s just got to keep doing what he’s doing like his manager says, he’s a magnificent player.”

What RTK has to say

Liverpool fans have been saying this for some time.

It is an absolute myth that Trent can’t defend, he’s one of the best defenders around when you’re talking full backs.

He makes the occasional mistake but which defender doesn’t? When it comes down to it he is magnificent on the back foot and it’s good to see that pundits are recognising that.

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