“Defensively he’s a Championship player, Trent Alexander-Arnold slammed by former Chelsea star.
Frank Leboeuf referred to Trent Alexander-defensive Arnold’s skills as being at “championship level.”
The right-back for Liverpool has had a difficult year, as Jurgen Klopp’s team has only won two of their first six Premier League games.
Only two clean sheets have been recorded by Liverpool throughout that time, in a 0-0 draw with Everton and a 9-0 victory against Bournemouth.
Alexander-Arnold has exceptional talent going forward but is lacking at the back, according to former Chelsea great Leboeuf. Leboeuf believes that Klopp’s defensive flaws are concealed by the 23-year-old due to his system.
“Trent Alexander-Arnold is an example. I adore the guy’s offensive characteristics. However, he is at Championship level defensively “He stated as per Goal’s Journal du Dimanche.
“His only effective system is Klopp’s. All you notice are his defensive flaws when it doesn’t function as well as it has this season.”
Even his lesson plan for Alexander-Arnold was detailed by the former France international.
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He went on: “To work on the fundamentals, I want to bring him along. I would tell him to turn around and look behind him because things would already be better. Numerous generations of defenders were changed by Roberto Carlos.”
Alexander-problems Arnold’s go back to the Champions League championship game of the previous year, when he misplaced Vinicius Jr. for Real Madrid’s winning goal.
Aleksandar Mitrovic then outmuscled him in a 2-2 tie on the first day with Fulham, and he was exhausted in a 2-1 loss to Manchester United.
Alexander-Arnold hasn’t completely won over England manager Gareth Southgate, and he didn’t play in Friday’s 1-0 Nations League loss to Italy.
The Premier League champion is still one of England’s biggest creative threats, according to Gary Lineker, who expressed his unhappiness via Twitter during the game.
Lineker remarked: “A gentle reminder that James Maddison, England’s most inventive midfielder, was not included on the 28-man roster. Trent Alexander-Arnold, the most inventive footballer in England, is sitting on the bench getting splinters in his arse.”
Despite having 17 appearances for the Three Lions, Alexander-Arnold is ranked below Kyle Walker and Reece James.
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