Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher suggested using Trent Alexander Arnold (25, Liverpool) as a central midfielder.
Liverpool won 3-0 on the schedule against Leicester City (hereinafter Leicester) in Round 36 of the Premier League in the 2022-2023 season held at King Power Stadium in Leicester, England on the 16th (Korean time). Leicester was in a relegation race and desperately needed points, but collapsed in the opponent’s attack and maintained 19th place in the league.
Liverpool took the lead in the tense flow. Curtis Jones (33rd and 36th minutes of the first half) scored multiple goals in the first half, and Arnold’s mid-range shot shook the net in the 26th minute of the second half. As a result, Liverpool recorded 7 wins and 2 draws in the last 9 games, including a draw against Chelsea in April, and ran a 7-game winning streak.
Liverpool were sluggish at the beginning of the season, but they are showing their strength towards the end. Currently, they are 5th in the league, one point behind 4th place Manchester United.
Among them, Arnold’s performance is dazzling. Arnold recovered his performance after changing roles against Arsenal last month. Arnold, who showed disappointment throughout the season, played like a central midfielder against Arsenal. This was a tactical trick for coach Jurgen Klopp to give the midfield a numerical advantage, but Arnold has done it well, recording 1 goal and 6 assists in the last 8 games.
Arnold is placed on the right side of the same team as before in the defensive situation, but when the attack develops, he plays an active role like a 3rd midfielder with Fabinho. Through his long-term kicking ability, he helped the attack by sending quality passes in the right place, and played the role of the first line of defense with an active defense in the opponent’s counterattack opportunity.
Liverpool legend Carragher, who saw this, left a high praise. Carragher said: “Arnold has come back to life. It is a new opportunity presented. Seeing Arnold playing in midfield is strangely quick and energetic. This can be seen by looking at his records.”토스카지노
Following this, Gareth Southgate, coach of the England national team, who visited the stadium that day, speculated that Arnold would make a difficult decision about the new form after seeing his recent performance.
“If I were Southgate, I would have thought he was playing like a midfielder,” Carragher said. When many fans think of England’s midfielder, they say Jude Bellingham and Declan Rice, but there aren’t many backups, so they’ll push Arnold.”
Currently, the right side of the England national team is saturated. Including Arnold, Kieran Trippier (Newcastle United), Kyle Walker (Manchester City) and Reese James (Chelsea) are showing their best performance. In response, Carragher suggested that Arnold be appointed as a midfielder to relieve the concern over the saturation of the right-side defense and at the same time strengthen the midfield that needs reinforcement.