Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp lauded Trent Alexander-Arnold for his defending against Gabriel Martinelli and Arsenal on Wednesday.The Reds ground out a crucial 2-0 win over the Gunners to move to within a point of Premier League leaders Manchester City. Indeed, second-half goals from Diogo Jota and Roberto Firmino in quick succession secured the win.
However, Arsenal put in the better and more threatening first-half performance.
Bukayo Saka did not have much luck against Andy Robertson in that battle. However, Martinelli gave Alexander-Arnold problems for most of the game.
The Brazilian got past the England right-back in both halves with pace and impressive dribbling. Ultimately, though, Alexander-Arnold had the last laugh by keeping a clean sheet.
And Klopp was defiant in his defence of the 23-year-old’s defending, which has come in for critici …