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Trent Alexander-Arnold has assisted twice in the last two games and one aspect of the moves shows the value of his change in position from which Livwerpool can capitalize

After a season of whining and moaning about Liverpool’s midfield, supporters were reeling from the tactical opportunities presented by Trent Alexander-Arnold’s change of position. He doesn’t end the debate over whether the 24-year-old should remain at right-back or move to midfield permanently, but has suggested he could fill both roles simultaneously.
In their matches with Arsenal and Leeds, the Reds used something of a 3-2-5 system when in possession, with Alexander-Arnold joining Fabinho in the central pair while Andy Robertson formed a back three with the pair of central defense.

You have probably seen some of the

ridiculous stats the Liverpool number 66 could post from this new position at Elland Road. According to OptaJoe, Alexander-Arnold has become just the fourth player to assist at least two goals and complete more than 100 passes with over 90% accuracy since Premier League records began in 2003. If you’re into niche trivia, then there is a glorious example for your album.

The funny thing here is that it was one of his 12 missed passes that indirectly led to the opening goal. The England international played the ball up front, but when he was caught by Junior Firpo, Alexander-Arnold was able to regain possession, move forward and finally help Cody Gakpo in a similar way to how the pair combined against Everton.

There was also something familiar about the Liverpool right-back’s second goal on Monday night. From relatively close to the center circle, Alexander-Arnold played a diagonal pass which allowed Darwin Núñez to score, as he did against Wolves and Newcastle. Only two Liverpool combinations have scored more goals this season and Alexander-Arnold can find the Uruguayan more often from his changed position.

opens another interesting path. Although the center of the field is sometimes overloaded, if opposing teams defend deep against Liverpool as they usually do – opposing teams could have prime real estate available for the Reds’ most astute passer.

It is in the nature of football data that two very different actions can be captured as identical, and that is the case here. Either way, Alexander-Arnold carried the ball at least five yards before scoring a goal, as he had earlier in the campaign at Brentford and Newcastle. According to Opta Analyst, his tally of four assists after runs is third in the Premier League this season, behind Kevin De Bruyne (with six) and Dejan Kulusevski (five).


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