Liverpool’s hair-raising 4-3 victory against Red Bull Salzburg on Wednesday night saw the Reds’ backline turn from heroes to villains and then heroes again.
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Left-back Andrew Robertson bagged Liverpool’s second of the night and it was assisted by none other than Liverpool’s right-back Trent-Alexander Arnold. Everything seemed to have fallen to pieces after that when they lost a three-goal lead, but all was forgotten after Mohammed Salah stuck in the winner.
Alexander-Arnold and Robertson haven’t had the most impressive starts to the season so far, arguably, with the former bagging just one goal and two assists in the league, and the latter making just two league assists. This may be seen as decent form for a full-back after seven games, but they’ve perhaps fallen short of the incredibly high standards they set themselves last season, where Robertson got 11 assists and Alexander-Arnold got 12 (as per WhoScored).
However, Jamie Carragher took to Twitter to focus on their link up for the second goal, and he referenced the Sky Sports studio banter he had with Gary Neville surrounding no kid ever growing up wanting to be a Gary Neville, or a full-back, as the United legend was. Carragher posted “who grows up & wants to be a full back!” and then used the hashtag #robbo and #trent, and Liverpool fans lapped it up in the replies.
— Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) 2 October 2019
You can see some of their reactions to the tweet below:
11 year old scousers from now on
— Chris Roberts (@chrisrobbo2005) 2 October 2019
— Uwais Ray (@ray_uwais) 2 October 2019
When I saw that goal far away I was SURE it was Firmino! Sure didint look the like finish of a full back!
— Heimo Huima (@ooans) 2 October 2019
My lad is 8 he’s not the best player in the team but he loves Trent and Robbo and works his socks off. He makes the team on his energy, passion and tackling, so pleased he has those two to look up to.
I had you and Sami which admittedly was less glamorous but just as important!
— Craig (@craigest1979) 2 October 2019
Probably the best two full backs in the world right now YNWA
— Andy Brown (@BROWNERLFC) 2 October 2019
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