Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has criticised Trent Alexander-Arnold’s defensive performances this time period and says it’s costing the Reds objectives.
The full-back has been sensational since breaking into the facet underneath Jurgen Klopp and is now thought of one of many most interesting right-backs in the world.
Alexander-Arnold’s power is most actually in his attacking play, the place he’s offered three assists in the Premier League this season.
However, Liverpool have stored simply two clear sheets this time period and Carragher believes Alexander-Arnold’s defending has been culpable on events.
Speaking about Liverpool’s win towards Crystal Palace, Carragher advised Monday Night Football: ‘Trent loses the ball (in midfield), he’s in like a combat with Zaha and it’s powerful. This is my greatest drawback proper now with Trent, you must dash again however he’s jogging.
‘I’ve seen it so much now. I don’t know if it’s one thing that Jurgen Klopp talked about or speaks to him about.
‘Yes it’s the trade-off, you’d by no means take Trent out of Liverpool’s staff, however what I’m saying is it’s not a trade-off the place you say it’s OK to not be sprinting again and be higher defensively, you need to hold what he’s received in phrases of going ahead.’
The Reds can qualify for the last-16 of the Champions League as group winners with a win towards Napoli on Wednesday.
Their 2-Zero defeat in Naples in September stays the membership’s solely loss up to now this time period and so they have an eight-point lead on the prime of the Premier League.