After his international snub, Trent Alexander Arnold was out to prove his England boss wrong and that he did – producing a man of the match display as the Reds brushed aside Arsenal.
Jurgen Klopp’s side left North London with all three points after a 3-0 victory at the Emirates, as Diogo Jota showed his class once again.
The Portuguese man came off the bench to score twice to further enhance his claim for a starting spot, piling the pressure on Roberto Firmino.
Jurgen Klopp’s side closed the gap on Chelsea today, after the suffered a 5-2 home defeat to West Brom, to keep their hopes of Champions League football alive.
Injuries to key players have cost the Reds this season as they bid to retain their Premier League crown.
Virgil Van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Jordan Henderson and Fabinho have all faced lengthy spells on the sideline, hindering Klopp’s side – especially in defence.
But tonight, we saw glimpses that Liverpool could be getting back to their best.
A much needed clean sheet will have pleased Klopp, but besides that, the return to form of key players will have meant more to him.
Thiago produced potentially his best display in a Red shirt, but notably it was Alexander Arnold who caught the eye most and left Liverpool fans waxing lyrical after his performance.
Here’s what they had to say on Twitter…..
Hope Gareth Southgate was watching that goal. Sublime from Trent Alexander-Arnold.
— Anfield Watch (@AnfieldWatch) April 3, 2021
What a pass, what a header. Incredible by Alexander-Arnold, it's that man Jota again
— DaveOCKOP (@DaveOCKOP) April 3, 2021
Trent Alexander-Arnold is one of a few right-backs in world football who can produce that assist.
— Premier League Panel (@PremLeaguePanel) April 3, 2021
So many strong performances tonight. Kabak, Phillips were great & Fabinho was a monster, but for me the Scouser in our team, Trent Alexander- Arnold is MOTM. The passion, the skill, the desire really does lift this side. That cross for the first goal was absolute world class.
— Canadian Kop (@thecanadiankop) April 3, 2021
Trent Alexander-Arnold. Champions League and Premier League winner with a world class assist for the opener there and wasn’t beaten once. Looked gutted Gareth Southgate selected Reece James and Kyle Walker ahead of him.
— Joe Musker (@JosephMusker) April 3, 2021