Jermaine Jenas has said that Trent Alexander-Arnold looked shocked with how much space Aston Villa were leaving Liverpool.
Speaking on Match of the Day 2, the pundit picked out that Unai Emery’s side played against the Reds with a high line, allowing Liverpool to enjoy a lot of freedom with long passes and down the flanks.
As a result, Alexander-Arnold had a field day against Villa, with the defender enjoying his best game yet this season as Liverpool ran out 3-0 winners at Anfield.
It was a strange tactic from Villa and one that blew up in their face in a big way, and Jenas was shocked by how much space Alexander-Arnold was allowed to exploit for Liverpool.
The BBC Sport pundit said: “It’s all just too easy. And it’s too easy because Villa are playing a high line and Liverpool are picking when they want to play the ball over the top.
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“He couldn’t believe his luck Trent, he must have thought ‘hang on a minute, you are really going to give me that kind of time?’
Alexander-Arnold will want more Liverpool games similar to Villa
Villa had started the Premier League season flying, with performances in Europe also something to behold. Yet all of that fell away when they faced Liverpool this weekend.
The Villians looked timid, slow and out of ideas the second the whistle blew, and Alexander-Arnold enjoyed what might have been one of his most comfortable games yet as a Liverpool player.
A 3-0 win was more than deserved, and the England international will hope for similar games when the Premier League returns later this month.