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Liverpool Echo
Liverpool Echo
Mark Wakefield

Glenn Hoddle sends message to Trent Alexander-Arnold after Liverpool 'error'

Liverpool star Trent Alexander-Arnold has been told where he needs to “become a better player”.

The Reds full-back was in action on Saturday as Liverpool were held to a 2-2 draw with Fulham. Aleksandar Mitrovic’s first goal came after he battled with Alexander-Arnold for a header, only for the Kirkby academy graduate to come up second best.

Mitrovic was on the score sheet again after converting a penalty which came from a foul from Virgil van Dijk. Second half goals from Darwin Nunez and Mohamed Salah helped secure a point for Liverpool.

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Former Tottenham Hotspur star Glenn Hoddle has given his assessment of Alexander-Arnold’s performance against Fulham. The ex-England boss went on to name an area where the Liverpool full-back could improve.

“Trent’s not even aware that it’s Mitrovic, he has to jump early and block him off,” Hoddle told Premier League Productions.

“He knows that Mitrovic is better in the air, but I don’t think he opened his body up and had a look.

“When you are a smaller full-back, and you jump early, then you put the player off, so Mitrovic comes above you, then he has to go through you.

“It’s a tough one and he has to learn that as a defender. I think that’s where Trent has to become a better player as a defender.”


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