Following Liverpool’s UCL Exit, Jamie Carragher Calls Out Trent ALexander Arnold, says “He Needs Help”

Trent Alexander-Arnold

The Anfield veteran was annoyed with Trent Alexander-Arnold for “walking” when Karim Benzema scored the game’s lone goal and said that the right-back “needed” help.

During the first leg, spectators were treated to a 5-2 classic at Anfield, but perhaps not if you’re Liverpool. Nevertheless, there was no such comeback for the second leg, and in the end, it ended with a 6-2 victory for the current European Cup champions.

The game ultimately had nothing at stake, though. Another issue was the defending, or lack thereof, by Alexander-Arnold.

The £180,000 weekly star received another reprimand for his actions in that part of the field.

Carragher described the 24-year-problems old’s in detail and suggested possible next steps for Jurgen Klopp.

“Trent Alexander-Arnold vs Vinicius Jr, the ball is in the centre of the pitch in a dangerous position and he’s not watching the ball,” said Carragher.

“Then the ball gets played. Watch the reaction from him, Vinicius Jr. He (TAA) is just walking. The lack of intensity from Trent. I wouldn’t even say ‘at times’. I would say ‘a lot of times’ is very, very worrying. Not just for Liverpool as a team, but for him.”

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Trent Alexander Arnold faces pressure

“That continues with him, what’s happened this season and the amount of times he has been lacking defensively. The problem they have got is that they haven’t had really competition for Trent Alexander-Arnold and one of the reasons why is because he’s been so good.”

“Liverpool are at a point where they have to go and buy a right-back. Now, that’s Jurgen Klopp’s decision as to how good that right-back is and how much he costs. But that lad needs serious competition because he has been playing now for five years at the top level, week in and week out, with no rest and he has won everything. Done fantastic. Won more than I could ever dream of and I am so proud of him. A local lad coming through. But he needs help.”

The pressure will increase next season if Trent is already feeling it.

His past achievements can help him out of a bind right now, but if this trend continues in the upcoming season, his own supporters will start to push for his dismissal.

It will be intriguing to see just how much money is invested at right-back because that might not be Klopp’s focus given all the buzz around Liverpool’s midfield.

However, a lot of this is dependent on available funds and whether the club can even afford to sign competition for Alexander-Arnold.

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