‘I love him’: Liverpool FC assistant raves about 21-year-old
Liverpool FC assistant manager Pepijn Lijnders raves about Trent Alexander-Arnold's form for the Reds
Liverpool FC assistant manager Pepijn Lijnders has singled out Trent Alexander-Arnold for special praise following his top form for Liverpool FC this season.
The 21-year-old has been in superb form for the Reds so far this season and he has been earning lots of praise for his top displays for Jurgen Klopp’s men.
Alexander-Arnold notched up the assist for Sadio Mane’s crucial winner against Aston Villa on Saturday as Liverpool FC came from a goal down to claim an important 2-1 victory at Villa Park.
The England international has been going from strength to strength this season and he has scored one goal and made three assists in 11 Premier League games so far this term.
He has also made one assist in the Champions League for Klopp’s side, and Reds assistant boss Lijnders has been thrilled by what he has seen from the young full-back this term.
Speaking in an interview with Liverpool FC’s website, Lijnders said: “I don’t like him… I love him!
“A Ferrari without fuel is nothing. But he has so much fuel, so much energy and will power to develop and make his game better, and to make our game better.
“I saw that when he was 15 and 16, but to see it still in a player – in the eyes and in training – I think it’s the reason why he takes the game further and further and sets a new benchmark for an offensive full-back.
“It’s good, it’s important for the club and for the fans. For us as a coaching staff, it’s important as well because it’s always nice to see players, if we give them the opportunity, they take them and take it to the next level.
“He’s a good example of how the process should work.”
Liverpool FC will return to Premier League action on Sunday with a crunch clash against title rivals Manchester City at Anfield.
The Reds are currently six points clear at the top of the table and know that a win would move them nine points clear of Pep Guardiola’s men heading into the final international break of the year.