Gary Neville has been speaking about Trent Alexander-Arnold, whose form came under fresh scrutiny following Liverpool’s 3-3 home draw with Brighton.
Gary Neville believes Trent Alexander-Arnold needs to address the defensive imbalance in his play if he is to reach his full potential.
The Liverpool full-back’s form came under fresh scrutiny following his performance in Saturday’s 3-3 draw with Brighton at Anfield. Alexander-Arnold was by no means the only Reds player to blame for another lacklustre defensive display, with Virgil van Dijk, Fabinho and Jordan Henderson also worryingly out of sorts for all three goals scored by Leandro Trossard
But, following his omission from the England matchday squad to face Germany last week, the right-back is once again under the spotlight. Neville, who played in the same position for Manchester United and England, believes Alexander-Arnold needs to work on his defensive issues and re-balance his overall play.
The balance between being a good defender and being a good attacker is imperative, and you cannot be 70-80% attacker and only 10% defender when you are a full-back either,” Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville said on his podcast.
So I think what Trent has got at this moment in time is a little bit imbalance in his game between what would be the attacking part and what would be the defensive part.
“I think Trent has got to work on his defending. I said it two or three years ago. I thought his lack of seriousness in his defending, his lack of alertness, at some point in his career will hold him back.