Liverpool right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold has made Alan Shearer’s latest Premier League Team of the Week for his superb display in Monday’s Anfield victory.
The 21-year-old once again shone for Jurgen Klopp’s side as the Reds ran out 3-1 winners over Arsenal, providing a deep cross for Andrew Robertson to put the hosts ahead.
Aside from his assist, Alexander-Arnold also created chances for Virgil van Dijk and Sadio Mane, struck the woodwork and was generally a constant thorn in the Gunners’ side.
“He was such a threat,” Shearer wrote on the Premier League website.
“He set up Andrew Robertson’s goal and would have had another assist if Bernd Leno hadn’t saved Sadio Mane’s first-half effort. He nearly scored himself too with a long-range strike.”
Liverpool found themselves a goal down when Alexandre Lacazette opened the scoring in the 25th minute but Mane equalised just three minutes later.
Robertson then put the Reds in front on 34 minutes and substitute Diogo Jota made it three for the hosts two minutes from time.
It’s mind-boggling to think that Alexander-Arnold is still only 21, considering he has progressed to the point that he can be rightfully called one of, if not the, best right-back in world football.
The £40,000-a-week ace has helped Liverpool earn three wins out of three in the league this season, and while some were slating the Reds following their Community Shield defeat and shaky performance against Leeds, it really doesn’t look as though they’ll be getting knocked off the perch anytime soon.