Liverpool breathed fresh life into their push for the top four on Saturday with an utterly dominant 3-0 win against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.
It was a ruthless and professional showing from the reigning Premier League champions, with Diogo Jota earning huge praise for scoring twice after being introduced from the bench.
Despite the Portuguese’s exhilarating cameo, it would not have been possible without an equally impressive performance from right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold.
After being left out of the most recent England squad by Gareth Southgate, he certainly looked back to his best in North London.
Alexander-Arnold was a constant threat to Arsenal throughout the game, having 94 touches of the ball which was a figure only surpassed by Thiago Alcantara and Nathaniel Phillips, showing just how much influence he had up and down that right flank.
The right-back also produced moments of quality that allowed the Reds to run away with the game. He contributed four key passes, one of those being a wonderful cross that dropped straight onto the head of Jota to power home.
As a matter of fact, his crossing was once again a powerful weapon in his armoury against the Gunners. The 22-year-old supplied seven balls into the box throughout the game, as many as the entire Arsenal team combined.
Whilst Alexander-Arnold was vital from an attacking standpoint, he did not neglect his defensive responsibilities at the Emirates.
A further two tackles and three interceptions allowed Jurgen Klopp’s men to keep the hosts at bay, limiting Arsenal to just three shots throughout the entirety of the 90 minutes.
Labelled as “world-class” by Klopp following his England exclusion, Alexander-Arnold certainly proved that on Saturday and will hope to keep doing so as the Reds continue their pursuit of a top-four finish.
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