Gary Lineker reacts to Trent Alexander-Arnold’s goal in Liverpool v Hoffenheim

The Spurs legend has his say on Trent Alexander-Arnold's superb goal in Liverpool's 2-1 win at Hoffenheim

Spurs legend Gary Lineker Photo: BT Sport

Gary Lineker singled out Trent Alexander-Arnold for praise after the Liverpool defender’s superb goal in a 2-1 win at Hoffenheim on Tuesday night.

The 18-year-old started at right-back in the absence of England international Nathaniel Clyne for the Reds in the first leg of their Champions League playoff in Germany.

Alexander-Arnold produced a mixed performance at Watford at the weekend but left the Vicarage Road pitch with the scoreline at 3-2 before Miguel Britos’ late equaliser.

The Liverpool defender was one of Jurgen Klopp’s best players at Hoffenheim in the first half and he capped an assured performance with a well-taken free-kick.

Alexander-Arnold stepped up to take the set-piece ahead of Emre Can and Alberto Moreno as the teenager curled a finish into the net.

Former Spurs legend Lineker was quick to lavish praise on the 18-year-old full-back for his superb goal.

Lineker wrote: “Trent Alexander-Arnold scores a freekick for Liverpool that is as spectacular as his name.”

James Milner scored a deflected goal in the 75th minute following Roberto Firmino’s pass to before Mark Uth’s late goal saw Liverpool leave Germany with a 2-1 win.

Liverpool finished in fourth place in the Premier League table last season to secure their spot in the Champions League.

The Reds played out a thrilling 3-3 draw with Watford in their Premier League opener on Saturday afternoon.

The Merseyside outfit will host Frank de Boer’s Crystal Palace side at Anfield on Saturday before the return leg of their Champions League playoff.

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