Speaking of BBC Radio 5 liveMark Schwarzer has slammed Trent Alexander-Arnold for his role in Fulham’s opener against Liverpool.
What’s the matter?
Well, the 49-year-old read it £160,000 a week The man went out after Alexander Mitrovich went home to Craven Cottage.
Black – who did it 220 Appearance for Fulham – said: “Alexander-Arnold’s only criticism is at the far post, he didn’t jump. Mitrovic gets his hand on his back a bit but it wasn’t enough. Trent needs to get into the air earlier, he needs to try to stop Mitrovic take
“Maybe he wasn’t aware of that because Mitrovic starts very late and when he realizes he’s there, it’s too late because Mitrovic has already passed him and he has the advantage.”
In truth, the England international should have done better.
Of course, Mitrovic is a physical presence that will harass many defenders, but Alexander-Arnold could have put more of his body in his path or at least made more of an effort to jump and clear the Serb.
Apart from the goal, Liverpool’s No.66 looked rather shaky in the first 45 minutes in west London as he also missed a cheap free-kick due to a careless handball near the halfway line.
After such an impressive performance against Manchester City in the FA final, it was surprising that Alexander-Arnold was so slow to start against the Cottagers.
Darwin Nunes should have started for Liverpool against Fulham
To be fair to Alexander-Arnold, he didn’t have much to offer up front as Roberto Firmino had a quiet first half at Craven Cottage.
In our opinion, Jurgen Klopp should have given Darwin Nunes his first Premier League start after his win over Manchester City last weekend.
It seemed clear for the German as he was substituted just five minutes into the second half, but it was still very difficult for the Uruguay international to stay on the pitch after the Citizens were crushed.
Nunez steadied Klopp within minutes of coming on as he slotted past Mark Ruddock to equalize with Mohamed Salah’s assist – he will surely start against Crystal Palace.
In other news, the star who was sacked by Liverpool has just been caught by Mourinho
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