A compilation of Trent Alexander-Arnold’s performance against Arsenal has gone viral as Liverpool reached the fourth round of the FA Cup with a 2-0 win at the Emirates Stadium.
The Reds had to soak up heavy pressure during the first half, with Arsenal having 13 shots at goal but failing to get the ball past Alisson Becker between the sticks.
The second half was more even, and it was Liverpool who struck first when Alexander-Arnold’s free-kick deflected in off Jakub Kiwior for an own goal on 80 minutes.
Luis Diaz then sealed the 2-0 victory on 95 minutes with a fierce strike into the top corner from 18 yards, leaving Aaron Ramsdale with no chance of keeping it out.
Shortly afterward, a compilation of Alexander-Arnold’s all-action display went viral on X (Twitter).
You can watch his highlights below.
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While his free kick to make the score 1-0 was his most significant contribution in an attacking sense, Alexander-Arnold was also rock solid defensively.
As is traditional in Liverpool matches, the right-back often ventured into midfield and even dropped deep between the two center-backs when the opportunity presented itself.
One occasion, he launched a defence-splitting lofted through ball that found Darwin Nunez perfectly on the left side of the Reds’ attack.
Although Liverpool’s number 66 wasn’t given the player of the match award – that was given to his team-mate Ibrahima Konate – it was another superb display from the right-back.
Speaking to theBBC after the game, Alexander-Arnold commented: “We dug deep with two late goals. We changed things around at halftime and we came out and played football, and created our chances.
“The change of system made an impact on us. At times in the first half, we were a bit naive playing out from the back.
“We stuck with how we play [in the second half], we have our identity, and used the speed of Darwin and Lucho [Diaz]. Darwin went out wide and used his speed against their full-back.”
Jurgen Klopp’s changes certainly worked – and Liverpool are now safely into round four of the FA Cup.