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Should Liverpool be concerned about Trent Alexander-Arnold’s form?

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Should Liverpool be concerned about Trent Alexander-Arnold’s form?

Liverpool recorded a 1-1 draw on the road away to Arsenal on Saturday evening in the Premier League.

The Merseyside club temporarily moved back to the top of the table and thought they had netted the winner through James Milner’s second-half goal.

But Alexandre Lacazette scored an equaliser at the Emirates Stadium and the teams shared the points.

Jurgen Klopp’s side maintained their unbeaten start to the league, but there will be plenty for the manager to reflect on.

Liverpool youngster Trent Alexander-Arnold was given the nod in the starting XI at right-back and he turned in a lousy display.

 

A lot of Arsenal’s success throughout the match came on the side of the defender and he showed his vulnerability with his back to goal, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang causing him a lot of trouble.

(Photo credit should read DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)

It’s easy to forget that the 20-year-old is still a youngster learning the game and critics shouldn’t be too harsh on him, but it seems like he’s taken a backwards step this season.

The England international will have a long and successful career at Anfield, something that fans have known since he fully broke into the first team last season and showed some mature performances against top opposition.

But Alexander-Arnold is not showing the same level of consistency this term and was definitely a weak spot in the Liverpool backline.

One of his main strengths is in attack too and against Arsenal he rarely made a difference in the final third.

Klopp may need to pull him to one side to try help him improve, but it’s far too early for fans to write him off and should stick with the academy graduate.

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