Lee Dixon makes claim about Liverpool star Trent Alexander-Arnold live on air
Lee Dixon claimed live on air last night that Liverpool star Trent Alexander-Arnold was guilty of trying too hard.
During the 61st minute of the game, the co-commentator made the claim when he thought the Liverpool man was set to be substituted.
He truly cursed himself, however, as Alexander-Arnold proceeded to assist three late goals in a 10-0 win for England.
With Reece James warming up, Dixon presumed it would be the Liverpool man who made way.
Gareth Southgate instead opted to take off hat-trick hero Harry Kane and leave Alexander-Arnold on.
That paid dividends for the boss and appeared to pay off during the last 20 minutes of action.
Dixon had been of the belief that something didn’t seem right with Alexander-Arnold during the comprehensive win.
In the 61st minute, live on ITV, Dixon said: “His body language just hasn’t looked right tonight, for me.
“I know there’s a lot of talk over his place in the squad and I wonder if that’s getting to him a bit.
“I just think he’s maybe tried a little bit too hard tonight.”
Dixon assumption comes back to bite him as Liverpool man Alexander-Arnold stars
It took him a little while to get going but this wasn’t the performance of a man struggling for confidence.
Perhaps his body language was a little bit off early doors but he’d have been desperate to impose himself last night.
A cruel injury ruled him out of Euro 2020 and he will be desperate to make his mark in the absence of Kyle Walker and Kieran Trippier.
Of course, it was only San Marino but helping himself to three assists certainly won’t have done him any harm.
The challenge for Alexander-Arnold now is to work on his defending and ensure he plays lots of football for Liverpool.
Dixon was made to eat his words over the player who earns in the region of £100,000-a-week during last night’s game.
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