Gary Neville has criticised Liverpool right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold on Sky Sports Premier League (5:21pm, October 9, 2022) for his involvement in the second goal that Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal scored at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday.
The former Manchester United defender was not impressed by Alexander-Arnold’s defending during Arsenal’s second goal in first-half injury time in the Premier League game in North London today.
Neville believes that the 24-year-old England international should not have rushed into stopping Gabriel Martinelli and should have stayed in the centre to prevent the ball going to Bukayo Saka who scored.
GARY NEVILLE ON TRENT ALEXANDER-ARNOLD FOR LIVERPOOL V ARSENAL
The Englishman said: “I have no idea what Trent Alexander-Arnold is doing here, I have to say.”
The Sky Sports pundit added: “That is just not good enough. He had to stay in the middle.”
In our view, Liverpool right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold had a disappointing match against Arsenal.
The England international has been struggling defensively this season, and we saw that again today.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp took off at the defender at half time, but that was probably due to the fact that he suffered an injury in the first half.
Now, of course, Alexander-Arnold is not a bad player at all, but it is clear that he is going through a tough spell and needs to work on his defensive part.