Welcome to the latest edition of “what the f*** was Trent Alexander-Arnold doing?”
Alexander-Arnold is a master with the ball at his feet, nobody has ever argued against that.
However, his defensive frailties have become more and more apparent in recent years.
In the opening stages of the current campaign, those frailties have been amplified.
The latest mistake on his growing showreel came tonight, as Liverpool faced Napoli.
Trent was exempt from blame for Napoli’s opener, that was all James Milner’s fault.
While Joe Gomez was the real culprit for the second, what was Trent doing?
André-Frank Zambo Anguissa, that is superb! 👏
He plays a lovely one-two before cooly slotting the ball past Alisson…
Napoli are all over Liverpool in the first half! #UCL pic.twitter.com/Vaf5CPQIss
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) September 7, 2022
Trent just stood there and watched the play unfold, marking nobody, doing nothing.
The second goal was an even worse won for the Alexander-Arnold fan club.
Trent was absolutely RINSED down his channel, which is no surprise, really.
Pictures courtesy of beIN Sports
Once again, his nonchalance as the ball reached a dangerous area is criminal.
Trent cleary doesn’t care AT ALL about the fact he has defensive responsibilites.
At some point, Jurgen Klopp is going to have no choice but to drop the bloke.