Photo: Adam Lallana sends heartfelt message to Liverpool youngster

The Liverpool midfielder heaps praise on Trent Alexander Arnold after his debut at Old Trafford

Adam Lallana hailed Trent Alexander Arnold’s performance in Liverpool’s 1-1 draw with Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon.

Jurgen Klopp opted to start with 18-year-old Alexander Arnold at right-back in the absence of first-choice defender Nathaniel Clyne due to a hip injury.

The England Under-18 international was tasked with keeping tabs on France forward Anthony Martial and the teenager acquitted himself well.

Vice-captain James Milner broke the deadlock from the penalty spot after Paul Pogba’s handball in the first half before Zlatan Ibrahimovic levelled with a header with six minutes remaining.

Lallana took to his Instagram page to single out Alexander Arnold for a special performance at Old Trafford after Liverpool’s valiant point against Manchester United.

Lallana wrote on the photo-sharing app:

“Very tough game today but proud of the team 👊🏻👊🏻congrats Trent on your full debut superb performance 🔥”

The England midfielder has scored seven goals and has made seven assists in 18 appearances in the Premier League this season.

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Liverpool signed Lallana in a £25m deal from Southampton in the 2014 summer transfer window under Klopp’s predecessor Brendan Rodgers.

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