Jurgen Klopp praised Trent Alexander-performance Arnold’s against Leeds United, saying the Liverpool defender stood out in midfield
The German manager was full of praise for the 24-year-old England international, who once again played an inverted fullback role that saw Alexander-Arnold operate in central midfield alongside Fabinho, according to Liverpool’s official website.
The strategy paid off as Alexander-Arnold assisted twice in a 6-1 win over Leeds, a result that could spark a late push for Liverpool to qualify for a European spot in the Premier League in the remaining fixtures this season.
Fans and pundits lauded Alexander-performance, Arnold’s and Klopp was impressed with what he saw, saying: “He won the ball back for the first goal from that position as well, stepping really out there, it was good.” Yeah, that’s impressive.
“I think the last pass [his assist for Nunez] was also a highlight, but he had a few more from that position.” Trent can be decisive with his passes wherever he is [on the pitch], he was very often for us, that’s how it is, tonight was a good game, you could see that he enjoyed it.”
Klopp must keep Alexander-Arnold in midfield after his performance in Leeds.
Alexander-central Arnold’s role has worked wonders in the last two games against Leeds and Arsenal, and with Klopp a big fan of what the fullback did in the midfield at Elland Road, the Liverpool manager must continue the experiment in the upcoming games.
While a top-four finish is unlikely, Liverpool can give themselves an outside chance of a UEFA Champions League spot if they continue to play Alexander-Arnold in midfield, a decision that appears to have rejuvenated the 24-year-old in the best way possible.