Jurgen Klopp on Trent Alexander-Arnold’s form: “He is ok”

Alexander-Arnold has faced some scrutiny as of late.

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Trent Alexander-Arnold’s recent performances have come under scrutiny from pundits and supporters. Alexander-Arnold is sometimes clearly targeted by opposition teams as the weak spot in Liverpool’s back line.

Despite his tremendous ability on the ball, Alexander-Arnold’s performances are a constant subject of debate. He struggled at times in last night’s games against Crystal Palace’s quick attackers in the 0-0 draw.

Jurgen Klopp spoke to club media about his no.1 right-back’s current form after the game and was asked about why he substituted Alexander-Arnold.

“It was just clear… Trent plays all the games for us and then we have to make [a decision] from time to time. We thought before the game already is it one too much for him or whatever. But then he started – that’s it. The reason was purely because of that and nothing else” said Klopp.

The German continued on about the Englishman’s form this season and whether Alexander-Arnold is lacking in confidence.

“He was, for sure, in the few games we won he was one of the much, much, much, much better players.”

“It is Trent Alexander-Arnold and if he is not performing, everybody is talking about it. When he is performing, nobody speaks about it apart from when he is involved in goals. He set up super goals in the last few games – Newcastle and I think Everton.”

“He is OK, it is just the amount of games. We took him off and he has a day longer to rest and then he will be fine again.”

 

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