Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers has today revealed his admiration for Liverpool star Trent Alexander-Arnold, on the back of the stopper’s match-wining display versus his side.
Liverpool run riot
The Premier League’s top-2 went head-to-head at the King Power last night, in a crucial matchup in the race for the title.
Many felt ahead of kick-off that a Liverpool win would kill off any remaining hopes of the chasing pack, despite there being over half the season remaining.
And, when all was said and done, secure yet another 3-point haul was precisely what the Reds managed.
A dominant showing on the part of Jurgen Klopp’s men eventually saw the visitors depart the King Power with a comprehensive 4-0 win.
Roberto Firmino (2), James Milner and Trent Alexander-Arnold bagged the goals for Liverpool, as the Merseyside giants opened up what looks an insurmountable 13-point lead atop the Premier League table.
Highlights: Leicester 0-4 Liverpool
As outlined above, Roberto Firmino led the scoring for Liverpool last night, with a superbly-taken brace.
However, it was not the Brazilian who has since taken the plaudits on the back of the Reds’ statement victory.
This has instead been Trent Alexander-Arnold.
English stopper Alexander-Arnold was in irresistible form at the King Power, notching a goal and a pair of assists amid a Man of the Match performance.
— Sky Sports Statto (@SkySportsStatto) December 26, 2019
And one individual who was certainly impressed by the Liverpool star was Brendan Rodgers.
Speaking earlier today, the Leicester boss was drawn on Alexander-Arnold’s showing against his side, with Rodgers having been full of praise for the full-back, labelling him ‘absolutely amazing’:
‘When I see him, he plays full-back as a midfield player. His range of passes is phenomenal for a young player.’
‘Of course he was a midfield player at Liverpool as a youngster. His quality, his range of pass and experiences that he’s gained in these past few years. For Jurgen [Klopp] he’s been absolutely amazing.’
‘You see him with his goal, as soon as the switch came, he was up there supporting, his intent to get up and his strike from outside the box was absolutely brilliant.’
‘We’ve got one here at Leicester who’s amazing as well, Ricardo Pereira, he’s been outstanding for me this season and since I came in but Trent’s up there and very much England’s number one right-back and playing consistently at a very high level.’
Quotes via Goal