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Trent Alexander-Arnold so wasteful in Liverpool loss to Leicester

Liverpool imploded against Leicester City in Saturday’s early kick-off, as three goals in less than 10 minutes for the home side earned them the three points.

Jurgen Klopp’s side controlled much of the game and took a deserved lead after 67 minutes when Mohamed Salah curled home after a superb assist from Roberto Firmino.

However, James Maddison equalised with a free-kick, before defensive calamities saw Jamie Vardy and Harvey Barnes capitalise, allowing Leicester to move up to second in the Premier League table.

One man who will perhaps be disappointed with his performance for Liverpool was right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold.

The Englishman has endured some difficult displays this season and struggled at the King Power Stadium on Saturday.

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As per SofaScore, the 22-year-old would lose possession a remarkable 45 times during the 90 minutes, which was 25 more times than any other player – with Andrew Robertson and Harvey Barnes both losing the ball 20 times.

The Liverpool academy graduate would have 128 touches of the ball during the game against Leicester, so was clearly heavily involved, but far too often his passes would find an opposition player.

Alexander-Arnold was accurate with just 51/74 of his passes on Saturday, resulting in a disappointing accuracy rate of 69% – which is significantly below his season average of 80.2%.

We also saw Leicester do a lot of damage down Alexander-Arnold’s side, with Harvey Barnes a threat throughout, as he won the free-kick for the equaliser, before scoring the third when he was allowed far too much freedom to run in behind the defence and slot past Alisson.

The England international was also wasteful in attacking positions, as only three out of his six long balls would find a Liverpool shirt, whilst just one of his 11 crosses was accurate.

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Therefore, it seems clear that Alexander-Arnold was one of the poorer performers in Klopp’s side on Saturday, as he gave the ball away far too often, and struggled to cope with Barnes’ attacking threat.

It is fair to suggest that Klopp will be fuming with the defender therefore, as this was arguably a game that Liverpool could not afford to lose if they still hold hopes of retaining the Premier League title this season.

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