Reds right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold started for Liverpool against Burnley at Anfield last night.
However, it was a night to forget for the 22-year-old. Alexander-Arnold attempted 18 crosses on the night, but he failed to complete one.
Also, Alexander-Arnold finished the match with a WhoScored player rating of 6.31, which highlights that his overall performance on the night was average.
Some Liverpool fans responded to @Watch_LFC’s tweet regarding Alexander-Arnold’s performance against the Clarets.
The aforementioned fans stated that the right-back should be dropped as a result of his form this season.
He needs to be benched, he's been awful for a while now. Something isn't right, he needs dropping while he sorts it out.
— Narinder Singh (@NSP55) January 21, 2021
Doesnt deserve to play next game but it doesn’t help when our back up is horrendous
— . (@NathxnK) January 21, 2021
He's been awful since his calf injury earlier this season. But tonights performance was something else. Absolutely terrible. Needs dropping without a doubt.
— Bruce_Jones (@Bruce_Jones_) January 21, 2021
Honestly he needs to be benched.he has been out of form since he came back from the injury, his crosses& decision making always been wrong
— ودالتوم (@ezatmedani) January 21, 2021
ANFIELD WATCH VERDICT
We don’t agree with the aforementioned responses. Alexander-Arnold is not playing so poorly that he should be dropped.
The right-back is averaging a WhoScored player rating of 6.70 across the 2020-21 campaign.
The aforementioned figure highlights that he is not completely out of form.
Alexander-Arnold has a current market value of €110 million. The fact that Alexander-Arnold is valued so highly highlights that he could be performing to a higher standard this season.
However, as he is still a youngster, we are backing him in to get back to his best.
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