HomeSoccerTrent Alexander-Arnold needs to play for Pep Guardiola to unlock potential
Trent Alexander-Arnold needs to play for Pep Guardiola to unlock potential
April 15, 2021
By Tom Canton
Printed: April 15, 2021 10:43 am
Final Up to date: April 15, 2021 2:49 pm
Rio’s TAA, Pep admission
Rio Ferdinand has spoken of his opinion that Trent Alexander-Arnold’s defensive struggles, mixed along with his attacking would possibly, show how the England worldwide needs to be utilized in a extra superior position in midfield, much like the likes of Philipp Lahm.
“I’ve mentioned for years I see him as a midfielder,” mentioned Ferdinand.
“He was a midfield participant earlier than he was thrust into proper again and he caught there.
“You’ll be able to see him being a Lahm, Kimmich, even Cancelo at Manchester Metropolis. He’s received that inside him.”
MUNICH, GERMANY – MAY 20: Philipp Lahm and Xabi Alonso of Bayern Muenchen have fun following the Bundesliga match between Bayern Muenchen and SC Freiburg at Allianz Area on Could 20, 2017 in Munich, Germany. (Picture by Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Photos)
Ferdinand stunned viewers when he went on so as to add that he can’t foresee Alexander-Arnold’s potential being unlocked beneath Jurgen Klopp. As an alternative, the ex-Man United star referenced fierce rival of the German coach, Pep Guardiola, as the person who might do it.
“Yeah however he’ll have to play for Pep and that’s not going to occur. He’s received to stay the place he’s,” Ferdinand continued.
“I don’t suppose Klopp goes to vary him. However what I do discover about this child, he has character.
“He’s beneath enormous stress and comes up with the winner at Anfield the place they haven’t gained for a lot of weeks by the way in which.”
Klopp concedes to Actual expertise
Jurgen Klopp struck a dejected determine after Liverpool’s elimination from the Champions League, having seen a possible route into subsequent 12 months’s competitors exit the window.
As a result of struggles that the Reds have confronted this season, they discover themselves out of the Premier League’s top-4, and in flip considered the Champions League in itself as a path to qualify for subsequent season’s iteration of the match.
The German coach conceded that while he felt his workforce carried out nicely on Wednesday, Actual Madrid’s veteran expertise confirmed:
“The efficiency on the whole was good. We performed some actually great things and had huge probabilities at the start of the sport. If we had used considered one of them, it opens up,” mentioned Klopp.
Liverpool supervisor Jurgen Klopp reacts in the course of the UEFA Champions League match on the Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium, Madrid. Image date: Tuesday April 6, 2021. (Picture by Isabel Infantes/PA Photos through Getty Photos)
“However you want [to take] these key moments. If and when isn’t fascinating. We didn’t rating after which the expertise of Actual Madrid performed the tie down.
“We didn’t lose the tie tonight. We misplaced it in Madrid.”
Liverpool should now lick their wounds and get again to motion within the Premier League. The champions sit 3 factors from 4th spot with key video games in opposition to Leeds United and Manchester United to return. Regrouping and going once more should due to this fact be the main target.
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This text was edited by Conor Laird.
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