‘Please NEVER play him right back’: Liverpool fans make Trent Alexander-Arnold ‘just awful’ after a steamy performance in 3-3 draw with Brighton and claim his confidence is ‘at an all-time low’ – after Jurgen Klopp said so had said “don’t always defend the good”
- Trent Alexander-Arnold’s performance against Brighton was mistreated on Twitter
- The defender was recently criticized for his performance and snubbed by England
- The 23-year-old was responsible for Leandro Trossard’s opening goal for the Seagulls
- Some said he was played from poor position while others questioned his ability
Trent Alexander-Arnold’s performance in Liverpool’s eventful Premier League clash with Brighton drew criticism from some fans on Twitter.
It follows Jurgen Klopp’s statement that the 23-year-old was ‘not a good defender’ ahead of the 3-3 draw and after his omission in recent England games in favor of Chelsea’s Reece James.
Alexander-Arnold was in Liverpool’s starting XI for the game against Brighton and they went down two to zero in the first half. The Reds turned it over once to take the lead but were rebounded when Brighton’s Leandro Trossard scored his hat-trick goal with seven minutes remaining.
One Twitter user wrote: “Never please never play Trent Alexander-Arnold at RB. He is ours [Jude] Bellingham. He’s the midfielder we need so badly. TAA is one of the best players, but he’s far, far from a defender. Awful. Expected, who would like to see Thiago play against RB? [Mo] Salah plays LB?’
“Alexander-Arnold was brutal all day! His head is gone, confidence at an all-time low. How many times does he let players run off his shoulder without him noticing? wrote another Liverpool fan.
Trent Alexander-Arnold played every 90 minutes in Liverpool’s 3-3 home draw with Brighton
There was widespread criticism of Alexander-Arnold’s performance among Twitter users
Alexander-Arnold’s misguided header and then an unfortunate slip opened the door for Trossard to put the Seagulls ahead in just four minutes.
In response to that goal, someone wrote: “Klopp defended Trent just for him to come and make that next game” and another replied: “Just awful of 3 red shirts here. Trent doesn’t get his man’s side of the ball, Liverpool’s other 2 defenders let Brighton regain possession. Pathetic.’
He wasn’t the only defender under scrutiny in the eventful draw, with Jordan Henderson also causing trouble. “Trent decision making has been awful lately and Henderson man,” wrote one fan.
Twitter has not been kind to Alexander-Arnold, particularly his involvement in the Brighton opener
One Twitter user added, “Trent’s defense is just awful to watch,” while another commented, “I spent 4 weeks defending Trent only for him to drop that performance,” along with a gif of a laughing Jose Mourinho .
Another also took cues from the self-proclaimed “Special One,” writing, “I no longer defend Trent, refuse to do it. When I speak, I’m in big, big trouble.
Fans were quick to use Jose Mourinho’s images and references to sum up their feelings
Chelsea’s Reece James was chosen over Alexander-Arnold as England took on Germany
Fans were quick to embrace the Liverpool full-back’s performance, especially after the debate over his being left out of England in favor of James.
One tweet read, “I’m glad the whole world can now see Trent defending Alexander Arnold terribly, Reece James is clear.” Another said, “daily reminder: Reece James is miles better than Trent.”
The situation was summed up quite succinctly in a tweet that read: “The comparisons between Reece James and Trent Alexander-Arnold are over. Reece James is better’.
The Brighton game followed a period of rocky national form that saw Alexander-Arnold overlooked by Gareth Southgate for English Nations League games last week.
The comparisons between Alexander-Arnold and Chelsea’s Reece James were also mentioned
Jurgen Klopp had previously insisted Alexander-Arnold was “world class” despite his recent form
As Mailsport previously reported, Klopp told reporters ahead of the game: “Yes, there are other situations where he wasn’t (enough) aware or there was a challenge he should have won – true.
“He’s a good defender, he doesn’t always defend well, that’s true, but we’re working on that, he’s a young player, he’s 23.
“But every player in the league has these challenges. But with him? Every time it is picked up and analyzed, all experts say that this is a weakness.
“To be honest, I just don’t get it. I just don’t understand that part. A world-class talent is judged on what he’s not as world-class at as the other things. If he wasn’t a good defender, he wouldn’t play. I can’t just tell him, “If we get the ball, you wait there!”
Liverpool’s turnaround is swift, with Rangers traveling to Anfield in the Champions League on Tuesday before heading to Arsenal in the Premier League next Sunday.
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