Jurgen Klopp says Alexander-Arnold picked up a 'proper knock' in Liverpool defeat

The Scouser kicked into the foot of Said Benrahma and was not awarded a free-kick and there were a number of calls Liverpool did not get.

Perhaps the only moment where Liverpool really covered themselves in glory was when Alexander-Arnold struck home a wonderfully Beckham-esque free-kick.

It was such a disappointing game that resulted in defeat, so the freekick meant nothing in the grand scheme of things. But the technique was unlike anything you will get from another full-back.

It is the type of execution expected from Lionel Messi, not a right-back playing in an underperforming Premier League defence.

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It’s not the first time he has scored from a dead ball for Liverpool, as we have seen this type of technique, striking ability and execution against the likes of Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, Watford at Vicarage Road and Crystal Palace at Anfield.

The way he is able to keep his free-kicks low over the wall means he can go for pace and power to beat the keeper.

Trent was Liverpool’s chance of getting back into the game, and their second came from his touch in the box to control the ball which landed at Divock Origi’s feet before he superbly spun and finished in the bottom corner.

Had Sadio Mane scored in the dying moments, the Reds might have taken a point but they never looked like beating West Ham.

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Trent has picked up a ‘proper knock’ after kicking into Benrahmas’s foot and he played through pain thereafter.

Klopp told beIN Sports: “Trent is limping because first half he takes the ball on the volley and gets a proper knock on his foot, but it’s not even a free-kick. 

“We had these situations and that’s one story of the game. The other story is that we weren’t completely in charge of the game, and maybe weren’t ruthless enough.”

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