Trent Alexander-Arnold had high praise for Edouard Mendy after Liverpool drew 2-2 with Chelsea on Sunday. The Reds dropped valuable points.
Liverpool went to Chelsea on Sunday knowing three points would be incredibly valuable. Manchester City are pulling away in the title race after an incredible run of wins, while Chelsea sit one place ahead of the Reds.
Unfortunately, Liverpool couldn’t quite take the three points – despite a 2-0 first-half lead. According to Trent Alexander-Arnold, though, Liverpool faced a tough challenge in the ‘world-class’ Chelsea goalkeeper, Edouard Mendy.
“We defended well and never gave them too many chances and we had the better chances in the second half,” said Alexander-Arnold, per Liverpoolfc.com.
“But when you are up against a world-class team with a world-class goalkeeper he makes world-class saves. So, like I said, I think a point apiece is fair.”
Chelsea 2-2 Liverpool
It was the fairest result in the end, even if it was a frustrating one. Liverpool had that 2-0 lead and had a few solid chances to win at the end.
Mendy was equal to plenty, though. His saw from Mohamed Salah’s long-range attempt was fantastic, as was a save from Diogo Jota that we think would have otherwise counted on review.
A lesser goalkeeper and Liverpool win that game – even with their own second-choice in goal. Caoimhin Kelleher also made some fine saves and was, arguably, as impressive as Mendy in the game.
Alexander-Arnold gave praise to his teammate, too.
“When Caoimh was needed he’s pulled off two world-class saves in the first and second half and he’s stepped into Ali’s shoes and done really well today,” he said.
Two great goalkeeping performances, then, were enough to split the points. Hopefully, the last time in a while that the Reds run into such a display – especially with Salah and Sadio Mane missing.