Well what an opening Premier League game of the season that was for Liverpool.
One man who didn’t enjoy the greatest of nights for the Reds, was Trent Alexander-Arnold. Much like the rest of the Liverpool back-line, the England international didn’t look at all himself, being shaky defensively and sloppy in possession too – one particularly worrying moment saw his blushes spared after he headed into his own net.
As per Sofascore, he lost possession a whopping 25 times over the course of the game, had an awful 68% pass accuracy, and delivered just three accurate crosses.
And after seeing his nightmare display, Liverpool fans took to Twitter to share their reactions.
He’s having a nightmare
— Wasim (@Shshsyhy) September 12, 2020
This is one of Trent’s poorest games ever #LFC
— Dhruv Arora (@astrometal) September 12, 2020
Trent has gone missing whole game
— Nikhil (@LfcNik) September 12, 2020
Bobby trent and Gomez absolute stinker here
— Dan (@DxnLFC_) September 12, 2020
Got out of jail tonight😑What a shambles alarm bells have been ringing since restart😳defensively all over the place Trent in particular was pathetic,midfield was awful,Firmino like he’s been for months non existent🤷🏻♂️LFC need new faces in this squad creative MF and striker #LFC
— Darren Buckley (@DBuck_8) September 12, 2020
A couple of Liverpool supporters claimed that the full-back played his “worst game ever” for the club.
Easily the worst game I’ve ever seen Trent play
— EPL CHAMPIONS 19/20 FC (@TheOrigin__96) September 12, 2020
Trent is having his worst game ever.
— Bobby (@Enyi_nna) September 12, 2020
Another couple of fans said Alexander-Arnold’s performance wasn’t actually anything new, and that his levels have dropped for some time now.
He actually went to clear it as well, been on holiday ever since he had his first drink when we won the league
— browncheeks (@browncheeks84) September 12, 2020
He is awful since Athlitco Madrid game
— sherif abdelaziz (@Sherif76) September 12, 2020
Great players are always bound to have an off-day, and that was certainly the case for Alexander-Arnold.
Such has been his meteoric rise, it’s easy to forget that he’s still only 21, and that if he does have a poor performance like he did against Leeds, that fans aren’t too quick to jump on his back.
The right-back will be hoping that Saturday was just opening day blues.