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Jermaine Jenas advises opponents to target Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold

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Jermaine Jenas advises opponents to target Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold

Jermaine Jeans has explained that teams should be targeting Trent Alexander-Arnold when working out ways to try stop a relentless Liverpool outfit.

Jurgen Klopp’s team are running away with it at the top of the Premier League right now and are colossal favourites to win the title from this position.

The Reds have 19 wins and one draw from 20 league games so far, which just shows how they have been blowing most teams away.

Pundit Jenas has suggested that Alexander-Arnold is the one key individual that teams need to try stop when facing Liverpool.

The 21-year-old is arguably the best right-back on the planet right now and he usually helps dominate games from wide areas.

He’s an attack-minded full-back with 10 assists in 29 games across all competitions so far this season and his contribution into the final third is top-class.

 

“I honestly believe their most dangerous player is Trent Alexander-Arnold right now. So I would probably put huge emphasis on an individual to stop him personally, so his type of crosses are different, he’s not just getting it wide and whipping it in, he’s hurting you from right-back positions, he’s hurting you higher up the pitch,” Jenas told BBC Radio 5 Live Sport.

“You almost need to say to your left sided player, or even if that is a more skilled type of player, change him for a more athletic type player who’s got a bit more physical side to his game, and just say your job today is that he does’t get more than five crosses in today.

“Don’t get me wrong there are other problems up there, but there are no weaknesses to his team, they are so complete everywhere, that all you can think about is right how can we lessen the damage they can do to us and he is the one that impacts the most damage.”

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TBR’s View:

Alexander-Arnold is remarkably one of Liverpool’s best offensive threats from right-back and he has a real freedom on the flank.

There are few that possess the same crossing quality as him and the deadly front trio in the Reds team clearly thrive off the service into the penalty area.

Liverpool are proving to be unbeatable in the league at the moment and teams are trying all sorts of methods to try put them off their stride, but they have too much quality all over the park to stop them.

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