‘What was he doing?’: Gary Neville absolutely baffled by what Liverpool star did in the last minute of today’s game
Liverpool picked up their first away win of the Premier League season in north London today thanks to a first-half brace from Mohamed Salah.
The Egyptian finished off a brilliant attacking move from Jurgen Klopp’s side in the 11th minute and pounced on a poor headed backpass by Eric Dier just before half-time.
Spurs did get back into the game in the second-half, especially after Dejan Kulusesvki came off the bench. Harry Kane grabbed what turned out to be a consolation goal for his side and Klopp’s men had to defend resolutely.
But Neville was shocked by Alexander-Arnold’s positioning in the final moments of the game.
Neville baffled by Trent
Spurs were putting Liverpool under huge pressure in stoppage time and Ivan Perisic found himself with plenty of space to deliver a cross into the box.
Alexander-Arnold pushed up high, leaving space behind him and the Spurs wing-back delivered a cross into the box.
Fortunately for the 24-year-old, Alisson Becker gathered the cross but Ibrahima Konate nearly got an unfortunate touch of the ball beforehand.
And Neville said he couldn’t believe what he was seeing on Sky Sports’ coverage of the game
“Well honestly, the whole Liverpool team will be saying to Trent Alexander-Arnold. Look at [Jordan] Henderson,” he said while commentating on the game.
“I can’t believe what I was seeing. Trent Alexander-Arnold had run forward, look at him. What was he doing?”
The Liverpool right-back has come under scrutiny for his defending this season but dealt with Spurs’ threat down the left-hand side pretty well today.
The England international will be hoping to build on an improved performance in north London as he caused Conte’s men problems with his passing in the first-half.
Klopp will be delighted that his side have bounced back from consecutive Premier League defeats. The German boss will be eager to finish the first-half of the season strongly before breaking up for the World Cup after next weekend’s clash with Southampton.