'Absolute joy to watch': Alan Shearer blown away by 22-year-old Liverpool player
Liverpool right-back Trent Alexander Arnold has made Alan Shearer’s latest Premier League Team of the Week.
The Reds star put in an impressive performance in Saturday’s early kickoff at Anfield.
Liverpool ran out 2-0 winners over Burnley, dominating proceedings on the pitch against the visitors.
Jurgen Klopp’s charges took the lead in the 18th minute when Diogo Jota headed Kostas Tsimikas’ cross home.
Liverpool then made the points safe midway through the second half when Sadio Mane finished off a fine team move.
Alexander-Arnold played his teammate in for the second goal and was thoroughly impressive throughout the game.
Indeed, he was the Man of the Match with 101 touches, 42 passes in the opposition half, 12 crosses, seven chances created and one assist.
Alexander-Arnold’s efforts meant he was a shoo-in for Shearer’s latest selection.
Fellow Liverpool full-back Kostas Tsimikas also made the cut.
“(Alexander-Arnold) created the second goal and some of his passing was an absolute joy to watch,” Shearer wrote on the Premier League website.
Of Tsimikas, the England icon said: “An assist by the left-back for the opener crowned another very good performance for Liverpool.”
The Reds are back in action next Saturday when they host Chelsea at Anfield in a 5:30pm kickoff.