Carragher: How Alexander-Arnold can go to another level at Liverpool FC

Former Liverpool FC defender Jamie Carragher says Trent Alexander-Arnold needs to score more goals to become a world-class full-back

Jamie Carragher
Ex-Liverpool FC defender Jamie Carragher (Photo: Sky Sports)

Jamie Carragher believes that Liverpool FC defender Trent Alexander-Arnold needs to score more goals to establish himself as a world-class full-back.

The England international got on the score-sheet in Liverpool FC’s 3-0 victory over Burnley at Turf Moor as the Reds notched up their 13th successive Premier League win.

Alexander-Arnold broke the deadlock in the first half when his cross took a minor deflection off Chris Wood and looped over the head of Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope.

However, Wood was accredited with an own goal to leave Alexander-Arnold still waiting to open his Premier League account this season.

Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino extended Liverpool FC’s lead to secure three points for the Premier League leaders.

Alexander-Arnold finished the 2018-19 season with one goal and 12 assists in the Premier League last term.

Former Liverpool FC defender Carragher explained how Alexander-Arnold can take his game to another level by being more clinical in front of goal.

“He was a lot better defensively,” Carragher told Sky Sports on Saturday evening.

“Klopp said Trent had a few problems at the start of the season. Sometimes you forget how young he is. The level he is playing at and what he has achieved at this age now. The one thing lacking for both Alexander-Arnold and Robertson is goals.

“We’ve spoken about the assists so often. When you think of the great goal-scoring full-backs of the past, he could do with some more goals to take him to another level.”

Alexander-Arnold has scored four goals in 91 games for Liverpool FC since making his debut in the 2016-17 season.

Liverpool FC are sitting at the top of the Premier League table and two points ahead of defending champions Manchester City.

The Reds will take on Newcastle United at Anfield in their next Premier League fixture on Saturday 14 September.

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