The 22-year-old started his sixth league encounter of the season as the Reds attempted to return to winning ways domestically.
Jurgen Klopp’s side racked up three points but made hard work of it and were far from their best. Roberto Firmino and Diogo Jota claimed the goals to secure the win after falling behind following yet more VAR controversy. Fabinho was deemed to have fouled Oliver McBurnie inside the box but replays showed that the incident actually took place outside of the 18-yard area.
Liverpool’s overall display was littered with individual errors, and Alexander-Arnold was part of that mix. During the 90 minutes, the £99m-rated right-back (TransferMarkt) gave away possession 26 times, only completed three out of eight crosses and did not win a single tackle (Sofascore).
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With this in mind, some supporters were not impressed with his defensive play and his lack of efficiency with the ball, making their feelings clear on social media.
Fans take exception to Trent
Does any else think Trent has been below par this season? #LFC
— Peter Eoghan (@PeterEoghan95) October 24, 2020
When’s Trent ending his preseason? #LFC
— hesham LFC🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 (@hesham91lfc) October 24, 2020
Can we discuss how bad Trent is playing at the moment?
— Kier* (@KW9590) October 24, 2020
Trent has never been the same since since
— Shadowbanned (@Obedtwelve) October 24, 2020
Trent really has gotta do better tracking back.
— Vás (@vas26x) October 24, 2020
Trent ball watches too much
— RHE (@RzExplainsAll) October 24, 2020
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