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Jurgen Klopp claims Liverpool’s players didn’t pass the ball to 25-year-old enough vs Arsenal

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Not a lot went Liverpool’s way last night. The defeat to Arsenal after over four months without defeat in the league was a sobering experience. But it’s also not the end of the world.

Liverpool are still top of the league, and although Manchester City can now go top if they win their games in hand, there are many games to be played yet. Including Jurgen Klopp’s side facing Pep Guardiola’s team at Manchester City.

Meanwhile, Liverpool are still two points above Arsenal. Even though you probably wouldn’t have guessed that based on the Gunners’ celebrations last night.

Liverpool now simply have to move on, and learn from what went wrong in this game. According to Jurgen Klopp one of the areas Liverpool could have done better in is passing the ball to Trent Alexander-Arnold more often.

Jurgen Klopp on Trent Alexander-Arnold

Speaking in his official press conference after the game Jurgen Klopp revealed that he thought one of the areas where Liverpool went wrong was to not give the ball to Trent Alexander-Arnold.


“We didn’t play enough football,” Klopp said as per the club’s official website.

“We needed to get used a little bit to each other, like the right-side triangle – [it was] tricky to find, let me say it like that. From the start, always when Macca [Alexis Mac Allister] and Curtis [Jones] were on the ball and could turn and could get out of this man-marking situation the pitch was really open for us. There we could have found Trent [Alexander-Arnold] one or two times more often, I would say: that could have caused them even more problems.”


Liverpool struggled to create a lot of chances against Arsenal. Part of that was down to Arsenal’s brilliant defensive set-up. But another part was simply because the Reds failed to be effective in creating chances. Considering how effective Alexander-Arnold is at doing that – it’s a shame Liverpool couldn’t get him on the ball more.

Out of all the players in world football, Alexander-Arnold is one who can unlock any defence at any point in the game. And he also loves playing against Arsenal – it’s the team he has registered the most assists against.

 




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