Mon. May 23rd, 2022

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Diogo Jota stole the show for Liverpool with his brace against Arsenal last night, but his Liverpool team-mate Trent Alexander-Arnold also deserves a lot of praise.

The 23-year-old had a tough start to the match in the Emirates last night. Gabriel Martinelli caused him all sorts of problems in the first 15 minutes, but after Liverpool slowed down and took control, Alexander-Arnold showed what he has.

The Englishman had great joy in Arsenal’s last third. Kieran Tierney, who pushed ahead in the attack, opened up a lot of space for Trent, and every time he got into a cross position, he delivered a great ball into the box.

Tonight’s choice was Alexander-Arnold’s assist for Jota’s second goal. No one in the stadium saw that pass, but the Liverpool man did, the striker picked out brilliantly and it closed the match.

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Paul Merson compares Trent Alexander-Arnold to David Beckham

Speaking on Sky Sports right after the match, Paul Merson garnered praise for Alexander-Arnold. He even went on to compare the Liverpool defender’s pass with Manchester United legend David Beckhams.

Merson said, as quoted by The Daily Mail: “He (Alexander-Arnold) is phenomenal.

“People say, ‘he can not defend.’

“Some of the balls he plays, the weight of passes – everything he picks, he composes himself, never panics. That ball was David Beckham. If you had just looked at his feet there and nothing else, he would have you thought it was David Beckham. “

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Beckham is without a doubt the greatest cross of the ball England have ever produced. His abilities on set pieces have also remained unsurpassed, but in Alexander-Arnold there might just be a new king in town.

The Liverpool defender, who is still only 23, is without a doubt the best ball scorer in the Premier League, if not in Europe. His figure of 15 assists in all tournaments this season is, as Merson said, insane.

Such as Mo Salah, Sadio Mane, Virgil van Dijk and Alisson usually all take praise when Liverpool win, but without Alexander-Arnold they would not be where they are at the moment at the table.

It will be interesting to see how much better the Englishman can become. He is still only 23 and is already world class. If he keeps his head down and works hard, he could end up bending balls much better than Beckham has ever done for club and country.

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