Klopp: Trent has no defensive problem

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Trent Alexander-Arnold scored an incredible free kick against Rangers in the Champions League; Klopp believes the right back has no problem with his defending.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has backed his player Trent Alexander-Arnold after their victory against Rangers in the Champions League.

The right back has been criticized lately for his defensive ability which made him not feature for the Three Lions in the Nations League.

Trent performance against the Scottish side was great with the defender scoring a free kick to give his side the lead in the first half.

Speaking about Trent, Klopp said: “He played a good game, defensively especially, a wonderful goal. How I said, we set it up differently. We cannot talk about it every week, but Trent has no defensive problem; we had a defensive problem – hopefully had – because our timing was not right and we take risk in defending, everybody knows that.

“If then the timing is not right, you open gaps and these gaps are very often [in] the back of Trent. Not because of him, but because of other situations and then he has to track back. Yes, how I said, we were not in the perfect moment and that’s why we just adjusted it slightly.”

Speaking about Trent’s free kick, the German said: “A wonderful goal. What can I say? I would now say, ‘It’s Trent!’, but it’s long ago that he last scored a free-kick, so I am happy he had this still in his locker.”

Meanwhile, the defender gave assessment on the team performance in the Champions League stating the difference between their disappointing performance against Brighton on Saturday.

“I think the performance was great from the lads”, Trent said. “On Saturday [against Brighton] it was disappointing – we never really got going, our press wasn’t there, and we were slow out of the blocks. It was the complete opposite today. We started well and it continued throughout the game, they had their spells in the second half but overall we played outstanding.”



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