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Trent Alexander-Arnold: Carragher Advises Liverpool to Get Competition for the Right-Back
- Real Madrid eliminated Liverpool from UEFA Champions League on aggregate
- Trent Alexander-Arnold was culpable in defence of the only goal of the contest
- Jamie Carragher has now advised the club on what to do about their right-back
Liverpool's UEFA Champions League campaign ended at the hands of Real Madrid yet again after Los Blancos beat the Reds 1-0 at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium to add to the 5-2 demolition at Anfield two weeks ago.
The defeat laid bare the Merseysiders' season: inconsistent with problems in crucial positions on the pitch - particularly in defence - where they have been dealt problems by many injuries this season.
Jurgen Klopp's men also struggle in the midfield, with injuries ruling out most of their players, forcing them to depend on youngsters and players perhaps past their prime.
Carragher rips into Alexander-Arnold
Trent Alexander-Arnold has been one of the best offensive right-backs in the world since he broke on the scene in 2017 but there have been reservations about his defensive qualities, as noted by Mirror UK.
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He was culpable of Karim Benzema's goal last night, which has made Jamie Carragher highly critical of his importance to the team. Speaking to CBS Sports, the Reds legend urged the club to sign competition for Alexander-Arnold.
"We all know his defending isn't good enough - and I don't think it will ever be good enough. We're talking about a player who's played 260 games now - it is not going to massively improve," he said.
"They [Liverpool] now do more defending, less attacking. You see the worst traits of Trent and not his strengths going forward and that's a massive problem."
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Carragher believes that if Liverpool want to qualify for the Champions league on an annual basis, Alexander-Arnold is not the correct fit at right-back.
'"If they [Liverpool] get back to being one of Europe's best, then he is your man, but right now he needs help."
Vinicius destroys Alexander-Arnold
Sports Brief also reported on Brazilian attacker, Vinicius Junior demolishing Alexander-Arnold last night in the encounter in Madrid.
The pacey winger dribbled past the English defender five times in the first half alone, beating him each time with mesmerising skill and speed.
The academy graduate left Vinicius unchecked in the second half, and the attacker provided the assist for Karim Benzema to slot it home.