Trent Alexander-Arnold received praise from Peter Schmeichel after his free-kick goal helped Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool defeat Leicester City 3-0 on Monday night in the Premier League.
As he told Premier League Productions, the legendary goalkeeper also said Trent Alexander-Arnold was his “Man of the Match” for Liverpool and that he was “absolutely outstanding” against the relegation-threatened side.
The truth is that Curtis Jones’ early brace effectively ended the match in the first half because Leicester’s spirits and chances of remaining in the Premier League were at an all-time low – Michael Owen praised the Liverpool academy product.
But Jurgen Klopp has seen far too many games this season, mostly away from home, where his team has played poorly.
In light of this, their performance yesterday was quite strong and maintained their chances of making the Champions League.
In his comments on Alexander-Arnold’s free kick, former Manchester United goalkeeper Schmeichel believes the Englishman has contributed to that.
Schmeichel exclaimed, “This is absurd.”. “He has done this before (against Chelsea), so we have been warned. The worst free kicks to face as a goalkeeper are those where they move the ball because then you have to move.
“We examine Iversen. Do not misunderstand; he is not even close. However, due to his slight step (to the right), he appears far away. You must change your position for that touch. They set up the free-kick in a very, very clever manner by placing two men next to the wall, which forced Iversen to stand even farther away from the area where the ball actually enters the net.
“I mean, there’s no chance for you. However, this is an excellent free kick; this is how you take one. It was wonderful. Probably Man of the Match for me. Getting that. He was truly outstanding. ”.
Even when Alexander-Arnold has been in excellent form lately, he hasn’t quite succeeded on the world stage.
In any case, Alexander-Arnold’s performances at the tail end of the season make Southgate feel compelled to call him up for England’s upcoming set of matches.