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Liverpool fans on Twitter had a panic when they saw Trent Alexander-Arnold benched

Liverpool fans on Twitter had a panic when they saw Trent Alexander-Arnold benched

Liverpool fans were nervous enough as they prepared for their clash against Manchester United at Old Trafford yesterday. However, it was only made worse for the travelling fans when the team news came out and they saw that their only senior right-back had been benched, as Trent Alexander-Arnold was replaced in the side by James Milner.

It was a precautionary decision from Jurgen Klopp, who will have been worried about both Alexander-Arnold’s fitness having only just returned from four weeks out and the way that Marcus Rashford had the young full-back on toast in this fixture last season. It was a mistake from Trent that allowed United in last season during this fixture, and it may have had a bearing on Klopp’s final decision.

As it happened, the Reds got by okay without their 20-year-old defensive sensation as Milner stepped into a role that he may not be familiar with and shone. Having a player like Milner is crucial to the Kopites this season, his versatility has served them so well and the fact that he was able to cover yesterday made a huge difference in a game that looked more likely be decided by a key mistake than a moment of brilliance.

You can read the Reds’ thoughts on Trent’s absence here:

The travelling Kopites were far from happy to see Trent left out and will be desperate for him to return against Watford on Wednesday.

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