Trent Alexander-Arnold almost single-handedly demolished Leicester City, as Liverpool ran riot at the King Power Stadium to move 13 points clear at the summit
Thursday’s Premier League action concluded at the King Power Stadium, with the Reds dismantling out-of-sorts Foxes 4-0 to extend their winning league run to nine consecutive games.
Although Roberto Firmino notched a brace, Liverpool’s hero was Trent Alexander-Arnold, who enjoyed a memorable night, showcasing why many consider him the best right-back in Europe’s top-five leagues.
The 21-year-old set up Firmino twice, and it was his corner-kick that gave the visitors a spot-kick after Caglar Soyuncu committed a handball in his own box to allow James Milner to score another penalty against Leicester this season.
31': TAA assist— Squawka Football (@Squawka) December 26, 2019
74': TAA assist
78': TAA goal
At 21 years old, Trent Alexander-Arnold is already a sensational footballer. 🙇♂️ pic.twitter.com/DqQL5kjEGJ
Alexander-Arnold crowned his remarkable evening with a sublime finish in the 78th minute to make it 4-0 for Liverpool, pushing them the Reds step closer to the long-awaited Premier League title.
However, Jurgen Klopp has thought it would be better for the highly-rated youngster to play on the right flank where he could exploit his capabilities in the best possible way.
Although the German’s choice faced harsh criticism at first, Arnold has now become one of the world’s most highly respected wing-backs, showing Klopp was right to remove him from the center of the field.
Trent Alexander-Arnold has already achieved 50% of Paul Scholes’ Premier League all-time assist tally. Remember… Trent is only 21 years old and he plays fullback. pic.twitter.com/vs9R6AKeIj— Footy Humour (@FootyHumour) December 26, 2019
Brendan Rodgers’ men were utterly outplayed by Klopp’s side that allowed the home team only three shots for the entire game – none of which was directed on target.
The Foxes have now gone from eight successive Premier League wins to three straight matches without a triumph and could slip to third in the table should Manchester City beat Wolves on Friday.
Meanwhile, the Merseyside giants have now netted two or more goals in nine consecutive league outings, keeping a clean sheet in the last three, as they deservedly sit top of the table ahead of the final game of this calendar year.