Liverpool continued their poor recent form as they slipped to a 1-0 defeat against Southampton on Monday night.
Danny Ings’ early goal against his former side proved enough for Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side to earn the three points, despite the Reds throwing everything they had at the home side in the second half.
One man who especially disappointed during the defeat at St Mary’s was Trent Alexander-Arnold.
The England international was hooked by Jurgen Klopp with just under 20 minutes remaining after what was undoubtedly one of his worst performances in a Liverpool shirt.
As per SofaScore, the 22-year-old earned a shocking 5.6 rating for his performance against the Saints, which was comfortably enough to see him ranked as the worst player on the pitch.
A nightmare display for the youngster began less than two minutes in when his questionable defending allowed Ings to loop in the only goal of the game.
From there, the academy graduate struggled from both an attacking and a defensive point of view, as he was able to win just one of the seven duels he was involved in during the game.
His usually reliable crossing was nowhere near its usual standard, with only three of his nine attempted crosses finding a Liverpool shirt, whilst just eight of his 17 long balls were accurate.
Perhaps most frustratingly, Alexander-Arnold gave away possession a remarkable 38 times during his time on the pitch, whilst also registering a disappointing pass accuracy rate of just 61%, so it was no surprise to see James Milner replace him for the latter stages of the game.
After a nightmare display, perhaps Klopp should consider dropping Alexander-Arnold for the Reds’ next game, which sees them take on Aston Villa in the FA Cup on Friday night, where they will be desperate to avoid a repeat of the 7-2 defeat from earlier this season.
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