Liverpool fans have been reacting to the news that Trent Alexander-Arnold will play in midfield at Stamford Bridge, and they’re expecting big things from the teenager.
As the only born and bred Scouser in the first team, Trent Alexander-Arnold can do wrong at Liverpool, and he is expected to start in midfield against Chelsea with Nathaniel Clyne filling in at right back.
The teenage right back suffered a few difficult moments against Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford and Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha, but has been superb for the Reds since then.
After excelling at right back in the Champions League, the youngster got his first go in midfield for the first team in the draw against Stoke, a position that he has regularly played in the youth teams at Liverpool.
With Jürgen Klopp opting to rest Jordan Henderson for Sunday’s clash at Chelsea, Alexander-Arnold has once again got the nod to start in midfield.
The teenager exudes confidence and technical prowess when he starts at full back, so it is perhaps no surprise his manager feels comfortable playing him in midfield in such a big clash.
Fans are much more excited than they are nervous about the youngster’s midfield berth, with the Reds just needing to take a point from Chelsea to lock up a top four finish.
Some of the best Twitter reactions can be found below…
Trent in Midfield today😯
Future Stevie Gerrard
— ㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤً (@vxrgiI) May 6, 2018
Trent in midfield today???? Tears in my eyes, been waiting for this day
— Shah🇸🇬 (@OhhManeMane) May 6, 2018
Trent in midfield it is then. In my opinion he can play very well in that position and apparently Clyne is playing right back. I’m very happy with that
— Firminoholic (@FinallyBobby) May 6, 2018
Trent starting in midfield. I am ready for him to score a banger.
— Benjamin (@FriskyFirmino) May 6, 2018
Trent in midfield…what a day
— Sam (@sam_turner97) May 6, 2018
Trent in midfield is something I'm excited to see
— ♛ (@robertsonroyale) May 6, 2018
Trent in midfield again. Love that. #LFC
— Clark James (@ClarkJamesYNWA) May 6, 2018
Midfield masterclass from Trent incoming. pic.twitter.com/3vWxO3HWGk
— Sam🇺🇦 (@VintageSalah) May 6, 2018