Jamie Carragher: This Liverpool player impressed me the most in EFL Cup win
The Liverpool legend is excited about Alexander Trent-Arnold's potential
Jamie Carragher has named Alexander Trent-Arnold as Liverpool’s most-impressive player in their 2-0 win against Leeds United in the EFL Cup on Tuesday night.
The Reds booked their place in the League Cup last four thanks to goals from Divock Origi and Ben Woodburn in the second half at Anfield.
The Wales Under-19 international stole the headlines after he became Liverpool’s youngest-ever goal-scorer at 17 years and 45 days.
However, Trent-Arnold was responsible for providing the cross for Origi’s opener which broke the resistance of Leeds’ stubborn defence.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp entered the 2016-17 season without recognised cover for England right-back Nathaniel Clyne.
But the Liverpool legend can now understand why Klopp felt relaxed about his options at right-back.
“Woodburn got all the headlines for the goal that made him the youngest scorer in Liverpool’s history but let’s not forget it was Trent Alexander-Arnold who made the bigger impression,” Carragher wrote in his Daily Mail column.
“He played the full game, provided an assist for Divock Origi and was Liverpool’s best player.
“The fact Jurgen Klopp has only one recognised senior right back shows the faith he has in the 18-year-old.”
Liverpool will face Southampton in their League Cup semi-final at St Mary’s on 10 January.
The Reds will make the long trip to Bournemouth to take on Eddie Howe’s side at the Vitality Stadium in the Premier League on Sunday.
Liverpool are unbeaten in the top flight since August.