Freddie Ljungberg has picked out Trent Alexander-Arnold to cause problems for Chelsea today in Liverpool’s Premier League opener.
Speaking pre-match on Viaplay’s Premier League coverage, the former Arsenal winger pointed out that the England international could enjoy playing in Liverpool’s attack-minded system today against the Blues.
Liverpool’s selection has today caught many off guard given how attack-minded the XI is, with Jurgen Klopp choosing not to name a midfielder who has not historically played in a defensive role.
As a result, Alexander-Arnold could enjoy plenty of space and pull off passes to players who know what to do at speed, something that Ljungberg believes the 24-year-old will flourish with.
Indeed, Alexander-Arnold is in for a big season having been named Liverpool’s vice-captain this season, and a good performance to kick the campaign off will be massive for the defender’s confidence.
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Ljungberg said: “He’s very good from coming inside on the right and playing offensively. The formation being used today will work well for Trent, and it could be used going forward. On the ball, he is fantastic.”
Liverpool star Alexander-Arnold will cause problems for Chelsea
Alexander-Arnold hit form at the right time at the end of last season with the defender flourishing in an inverted-fullbacks role, and the 24-year-old can cause problems today against Chelsea.
With the opening half an end-to-end affair, Alexander-Arnold has been everywhere and has impressed both at the back and whilst going forward, a pleasant sight for every Liverpool fan.
A win today will be huge for Liverpool’s early season chances, and Alexander-Arnold will be key in the coming weeks in getting the Reds up and running.