Alexander-Arnold is no longer the same

Alexander-Arnold is another. Another footballer who is far from the pure right-back who was so productive in attack, who converted impossible free kicks and also left large gaps behind him. Today, Liverpool’s talented youth player is experiencing a ‘second youth’‘: a version that focuses more on his enormous virtues in passing and finishing. However, His new position continues to raise many doubts.

Jürgen Klopp, who managed to revive the team to placement this season Second in the Premier League standings (just one point behind Manchester City) has, however, given the English footballer an equally important role in the team aimed at correcting the errors that condemned him so much in the final months of last season. He still hasn’t managed to solve all his problems.problems‘, but they’re on their way.

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He knew better than anyone how to restore his best version and improve it even further. The Reds coach decided that it was best for Trent to leave the team with the ball and come in as another midfielder with the ball., benefiting from his tremendous game vision and undeniable talent in the passing game. There are few players in the world who wear a glove like the Derby footballer.

With his new position Liverpool have closed their defensive gaps to some extent, although Alexander-Arnold ghosts of the past have appeared from time to time. when he was forced to make efforts to defend and protect his team. Anthony Gordon was one of the players who had the worst time in the away game against Newcastle.

With three assists in 14 games played, Alexander-Arnold’s “new” version was an obvious improvement on the Reds’ scheme, but was not a resounding success as expected. It remains to be seen how well he is suited to deeper areas of the field, as his ability to cover long distances also requires him to get into deeper positions of the field and play an important role in the build-up. It’s much more focused.


The signing of Dominik Szoboszlai, one of Liverpool’s revelations this season, has also allowed Alexander-Arnold to find his feet a new partner that goes beyond his already known connection with Mohamed Salah on the right flank. The English footballer’s more focused role has moved Szoboszlai slightly more to the wing, one of the possible reasons for this “Dip” in Trent’s numberswho added 11 assists last season and reached 19 the previous season.

With England, Gareth Southgate has “mimicked” Jurgen Klopp’s suggestion to bring him into the midfield squad and accompany him on the field with Trippier or Walker on the right. In the last two games against Malta and Macedonia, Alexander-Arnold shared the trident in the middle with the likes of Declan Rice, Jordan Henderson and Connor Gallagher. Can it be a first-class interior?

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