Pundit Jamie Carragher claims Manchester City will look to target Liverpool right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold in this weekend’s clash.
Former Liverpool man admitted to have over Alexander-Arnold’s defensive failures. Being a right-back, he still struggles to do his work at the back.
However, Alexander-Arnold have been enjoying his time in midfield in this campaign. He has been excellent form in the middle of the park for England recently
The 25-year-old is currently producing some clinical stuff while moving forward in the pitch. But their is still concern over his defensive abilities.
Carragher states Guardiola will try target Trent Alexander-Arnold
“Where Klopp and his coaching staff have a match-defining tactical puzzle against a side of City’s class is maintaining the right balance between Trent’s attacking and defensive duties. My worry is even against weaker sides this has not been right.
“Liverpool’s last Premier League away game was against Luton Town when they were fortunate to escape with a draw. Luton’s best player that day was Chiedozie Ogbene, who was under orders from the first whistle to attack the space down Liverpool’s left. This remains a theme – an easy, go-to strategy for opposing managers who identify a weakness to exploit, especially when counter-attacking. When Ibrahima Konaté plays at centre-back, Klopp has someone with the pace to cover Alexander-Arnold’s midfield positioning, but it remains an imperfect solution. Liverpool’s away form so far is poor, in stark contrast to their 100 per cent Anfield record.
“Guardiola will be zoning in on this. It is no coincidence that Grealish enjoyed one of his best games in a Manchester City shirt against Liverpool in April, relishing the space and time he was afforded on the left as he got the better of Alexander-Arnold in one-to-one duels.”
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