Watch: Alexander-Arnold nearly gets assist of the season with half-volley
Liverpool‘s Trent Alexander-Arnold endured a night to forget against Real Madrid but still showcased his incredible passing range.
Alexander-Arnold has been the focus of debate in recent weeks following his omission from the England squad for their 2022 World Cup qualifiers.
“So I’m saying to myself. A one-off game, in a tournament, in a quarter or semi-final, I ask who England are going to be playing? They’re going to be playing Germany, France, Portugal,” Neville recently said on Monday Night Football.
“Who’s he going to be playing against? Hazard, Mbappe, Sane, Jota, Ronaldo. Who do they want to play against? [Reece] James, [Kyle] Walker or Trent? They’ll say, I’ll let Trent go forward, he’ll leave space behind.”
Despite impressing in the 3-0 win over Arsenal, the right-back struggled to deal with the pace and skill of Madrid’s Vinicius Junior and headed the ball directly into the path of Marco Asensio, who made it 2-0 to the Spanish giants.
During the second half, he tried to redeem himself and produced a stunning outside of boot half-volley, but Diogo Jota headed wide.