Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher says that Trent Alexander-Arnold needs to improve his one-on-one defending following his performance against Manchester City at the weekend.
Alexander-Arnold struggled to deal with Raheem Sterling during the game, with his England teammate dribbling past him before winning a penalty in the first-half, dribbling past him for the opening goal from Ilkay Gundogan and then scoring Manchester City’s third.
Carragher says that he is not low enough or aggressive enough with his positioning up against Sterling, which allows the forward to beat him for the first two aforementioned situations. He adds that he was the opposite of Alexander-Arnold when he played right-back for Liverpool, favouring defending over attacking.
Football Daily shared the clip on Twitter, with Carragher analysing Alexander-Arnold’s performance against Manchester City.
🗣"He needs to improve on his one-on-one defending" @Carra23 accesses Trent Alexander Arnold's defending yesterday for Liverpool against Manchester City and what he can improve on pic.twitter.com/cKGOihiBxf
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) February 8, 2021
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