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Liverpool continued their poor form recently when they fell to a 1-0 loss to Southampton on Monday night.
Danny Ings’ early goal against his former team was enough for Ralph Hasenhuttl’s team to take all three points, despite the Reds throwing everything they had on the home team in the second half.
One man who was especially disappointed during the defeat at St Mary’s was Trent Alexander-Arnold.
The English international was hooked by Jurgen Klopp with just under 20 minutes to go in what was undoubtedly one of his worst performances in a Liverpool shirt.
According SofaScoreThe 22-year-old earned a shocking 5.6 rating for his performance against the Saints, which was comfortable enough to see him ranked as the worst player on the court.
Was that Alexander-Arnold’s worst match in Liverpool?
A nightmare display for the youngster began in less than two minutes when his questionable defense allowed Ings to score the only goal of the game.
From there, the academy graduate struggled from both an offensive and defensive point of view, as he was able to win only one of the seven duels he was involved in during the game.
His generally reliable crossover didn’t come close to his usual standard, with only three of his nine crossover attempts finding a Liverpool jersey, while only eight of his 17 long balls were accurate.
Perhaps most frustratingly, Alexander-Arnold gave away possession 38 times during his time on the field, while also posting a disappointing pass accuracy rate of just 61%, so it came as no surprise to see James Milner replace him at the last stages of the game.
After a nightmarish display, perhaps Klopp should consider saving Alexander-Arnold for the Reds’ next game, which will see them face Aston Villa in the FA Cup on Friday night, where they will be desperate to avoid a repeat of defeat 7-2. since the beginning of this season.
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