Trent Alexander-Arnold - Next Season Awaits

Trent Alexander-Arnold - Next Season Awaits

To even consider that Trent Alexander-Arnold was to be omitted from England’s summer competition, is quite astounding. There are few players in the world football that can deliver a ball with his precision and assist in such audacious ways. Gareth Southgate inevitably saw sense, though that tournament was taken away by a cruel injury this last week, to England’s and Trents bad fortune. Trent Alexander-Arnold has for the most part (in his short career), been a sensation under Jurgen Klopp. …
After Trent's injury, Henderson's fitness a huge concern during Euros

After Trent's injury, Henderson's fitness a huge concern during Euros

As news of Trent's injury on England duty final settles in, anxieties around his team mate Jordan Henderson and his fitness as Euro 2021 looms. The quad tear suffered by Liverpool's number 66 rules him out of the first few weeks of pre-season in a hammer blow for the right back. In the drama surrounding Southgate's will he, won't he on Trent's inclusion and then subsequent injury has perhaps drawn attention away from the concerns that surround Henderson's inclusion in …
Second Season Tsimikas To Enjoy Further Responsibility

Second Season Tsimikas To Enjoy Further Responsibility

On the surface, the signing of Kostas Tsimikas really hasn't worked out for Liverpool. Signed from Olympiacos in the summer of 2020, the Greek left-back -- whose acquisition was aimed at giving Andy Robertson the opportunity to rest -- only made seven appearances in all competitions in his first season on Merseyside. Meanwhile, Robertson played in every single Premier League fixture, clocking up an energy-sapping 3,368 minutes in the process of the most condensed season of all time. The Scotland …
Thiago and TAA Understanding Paves Way For Bright Future

Thiago and TAA Understanding Paves Way For Bright Future

Thiago Alcantara was sublime in Liverpool's 2-1 victory away to West Bromwich Albion last Sunday. Following on from an impressive performance in the Reds' 4-2 win over Manchester United at Old Trafford a few days previously, the Spanish international provided a creative spark and dogged defensive diligence that the away team needed in a tough encounter with the Baggies. Completing 91% of his passes, accurately spraying five out of eight of his attempted long balls, and creating five chances, the …
England Exclusion Fires Trent Alexander Arnold Into Top Form

England Exclusion Fires Trent Alexander Arnold Into Top Form

Trent Alexander Arnold's name was a notable absence from Gareth Southgate's England squad for March's international window. The 22-year-old full-back was left out of the Three Lions' picture for their World Cup qualifiers with San Marino, Albania, and Poland, with Kyle Walker, Reece James, and Kieran Trippier preferred. The decision to leave the Champions League and Premier League medalist out of the national team reckoning was greeted with confusion, with Jurgen Klopp leading the chorus of objections. Yes, his season …
Trent Alexander-Arnold's influence on this Liverpool team

Trent Alexander-Arnold's influence on this Liverpool team

Trent Alexander-Arnold has made eight appearances for Liverpool since he was dropped from the England squad. He’s been my Man-of-the-Match in half of them. With the Reds needing big performances, the right-back has stepped up. The 22-year-old isn’t getting the plaudits he deserves and it is partly because he’s the victim of his own success.  What he does is just taken for granted.  It is easy to understand why. Not only does he make everything look ridiculously easy, he does …
Can Alexander-Arnold Inspire Liverpool to a Top Four Place?

Can Alexander-Arnold Inspire Liverpool to a Top Four Place?

In a season where Liverpool’s league title defence has not gone to plan, it’s a credit to Jurgen Klopp that his squad are still in with a chance to play European football next year. Overcoming countless injuries and distractions to keep the Reds afloat, Klopp saw their second-half resurgence stalled somewhat at Leeds but this remains a side with every shot of making the top four. Perhaps more frustrating will be going out of the Champions League. A listless performance …
The Trent Alexander-Arnold Myth

The Trent Alexander-Arnold Myth

It’s 2021 and people are still claiming that Trent Alexander-Arnold can’t defend. It is beyond boring now and is arguably one of the laziest narratives in world football.  It all stems from that match against Manchester United when Marcus Rashford scored twice.  People always overlook the fact that Dejan Lovren allowed Romelu Lukaku a free header after initially tracking him into the midfield area. They tend to ignore that Alexander-Arnold was left one-on-one with Rashford with a lot of space …
Liverpool End Goal Drought With Tottenham Thumping

Liverpool End Goal Drought With Tottenham Thumping

Liverpool scored their first Premier League goals in over a month in their 3-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Goals from Roberto Firmino, Trent Alexander Arnold, and Sadio Mane wrapped up a deserved win for the Reds and saw them move to fourth place, four points off the leader's Manchester City. From the outset, it was clear that the defending champions were in the mood to attack and they ought to have opened the scoring after …
Tactical Breakdown: Liverpool 0-1 Burnley

Tactical Breakdown: Liverpool 0-1 Burnley

As this bizarre season crosses its midpoint, Jürgen Klopp's Liverpool appears in trouble. The side is yet to score in the league this month and have surrendered first spot in the league to Manchester United, who are almost certainly set to be usurped by Manchester City. As readers of this series will no doubt already be aware, the Reds' poor run of results started with some bad performances, but recent performances have been far more positive, but without the result …
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