Former Manchester United midfielder Roy Keane was blown away by the quality of Liverpool fullback Trent Alexander-Arnold against San Marino.
It does need to be mentioned that San Marino is the worst-ranked team on FIFA’s list and so Harry Kane’s four goals and Alexander-Arnold’s hattrick of assists need to be taken with a pinch of salt.
England have a great squad and can play some wonderful football at times but last night’s 0-10 win is no real indication of what the Three Lions should expect in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
That said, it’s great to see the Scouser silence his critics with a world-class display from right back. The type of performance he delivers for Liverpool and is only now getting the praise he deserves.
Even Roy Keane, the perennially unhappy former Man Utd midfielder, was taken aback by the quality of Trent’s delivery into the box.
“Not a bad night for him considering he has got what, three or four assists tonight?” said Keane on ITV Sport. “Sometimes players do try too hard. We have seen that with one of the two younger players.
“But he got back to what he’s good at. Putting it in the right areas. Delivery. Fantastic – he talks about Beckham. He used to put it into areas. It’s not about picking people out, just put it into the right area and people will attack it.”
While San Marino are hardly worthy opponents, Alexander-Arnold was given a 9.46 rating by WhoScored for his performance but Liverpool fans will only be delighted with that if he can follow it up with a similar show at Anfield against Arsenal.
As per WhoScored, Trent had 122 touches, played three key passes earning three assists and had an 89% pass accuracy across 91/102 passes.