Liverpool have increased their points gap over Leicester City after the Reds beat the East Midlands side 4-0 at the King Power Stadium. Jürgen Klopp’s side have a 13-point gap over Brendan Rodgers’ Foxes with the Merseyside club also having a game in hand.
Roberto Firmino opened the scoring for Liverpool with 31 minutes played before James Milner then slotted away a 71st minute penalty. Firmino scored his second just three minutes later while Trent Aleaxander-Arnold joined in on the scoring to put away Liverpool’s fourth and final goal in the 78th.
Alexander-Arnold put in a world-class performance against Leicester City. The full-back was involved in every goal — for his first, the 21-year-old whipped in an excellent cross that found Firmino at the back post, where he was able to powerfully head past Kasper Schmeichel to give his team the lead.
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Alexander-Arnold’s second involvement came when Çağlar Söyüncü was deemed to have handled the full-back’s corner and a penalty was given to Liverpool. James Milner calmly scored the Reds’ second from the 12-yard spot with his first touch after coming on.
The Englishman picked up his second assist of the game when he combined with Firmino once again. This time it was a low and powerful cross that finds the No.9 who scored past the Danish goalkeeper for the second time.
The No.66 also got his name on the scoresheet after Sadio Mané found his darting run from his own half. The right-back shot first time into the bottom left corner to make it 4-0.
The Scouser has become one of the world’s best full-backs over the last couple of seasons. Liverpool have found a right-back that is able to create chances for his team-mates that you would expect from a midfielder. Against Leicester City, he touched the ball 105 times, put in 12 open-play crosses and created three chances — all being the most in the game.
When Alexander-Arnold doesn’t play you can notice the lack of creativity from Klopp’s team. His influence from the right side of the pitch has been a big reason the Reds have been able to open up teams across the season and why Liverpool sit on top of the Premier League.
This was just one more example of the progress that Alexander-Arnold has made, not just in his own career but also in the way that he is regarded by the fans. At 21 years old, he is already becoming something of a club legend.