Klopp names world-class Liverpool man who deserves much more credit
Trent Alexander-Arnold has proven extremely important for Liverpool this season with his corner kick for Alisson’s incredible West Brom winner, proof of that, according to Jurgen Klopp.
The 22-year-old has been one of Anfield’s rising stars in recent seasons. However, his form as Liverpool’s has plummeted this season and led to his surprise omission from the international stage. Indeed, Gareth Southgate overlooked the right-back for the recent World Cup qualifiers against San Marino, Albania and Poland.
Now it’s claimed he will miss this summer’s European Championships with Southgate announcing his squad next Tuesday.
Klopp insists, however, that whether he succeeds or not, Alexander-Arnold has more than proven his worth this season. Additionally, he announced the role he played in creating Winner of Alisson at the Hawthorns.
“It was a world-class corner from Trent, not the first or the last,” Klopp insisted. “[Nat] Phillips could have scored, Sadio [Mane] was in position too. We shouldn’t take this for granted. World-class players in decisive moments can deliver a medium kick due to the pressure. His corner did.
Asked about Alexander-Arnoldform, Klopp insists he’s happy with his performance.
“Trent has had a good season. He had 20 different center-back partners. He therefore has a greater influence on the organization. World-class talent for an organizer is a big step forward, but he did it. It is a good time for this to continue for a long time.
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Klopp still enjoys Alisson’s goal replays
Klopp admitted on Sunday how much he appreciates the winner of Alisson at West Brom and compared his head to that of Olivier Giroud.
Now the Reds boss has admitted to watching reruns of Alisson’s header more times than any other goal he cares to remember.
“I have never watched a goal back as much as this one in the dressing room afterwards,” admitted Klopp. “But we are not even close to our goal because we know how big the obstacles are in front of us.
“At that point (Alisson), nobody thought about the next two games. In football, if you have a hard time you are influenced by it, so if you have a high you should be too. It didn’t make the job any easier, but it changed the mindset. Kept us in the race, a very special moment.
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