Liverpool equalled Manchester City’s 18-game Premier League win streak after coming from behind against West Ham United. The east London side took the lead in the 54th minute, but the Reds brought it back with goals from Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mané to win the game 3-2.
While the Anfield club uncharacteristically conceded twice, it was still a defender who impressed the most on Monday night. Trent Alexander-Arnold assisted twice against the Hammers and also earned the man of the match award.
For his first assist the right-back crossed the ball into the oppositions and found Gini Wijnaldum, who was left unmarked. The Dutchman got his head to the ball and nodded past Łukasz Fabiański to make it 1-0.
His second contribution would be for the match winner. Joe Gomez’s deflected shot fell onto the run of the full-back. The Englishman then lifted the ball over the onrushing Fabiański for Sadio Mané to tap the ball into the empty net for the final goal, which made it 3-2.
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The No.66 could of had a third when Mané got on the end of yet another cross. However, after a VAR review the Senegalese was shown to be in an offside position.
Defensively, Trent won three tackles as well as coming out victorious in five duels. He also recovered the ball on eight occasions and made one clearance.
Overall it was a strong performance from the young defender. His ability to find a man from a cross has saved Liverpool on a number occasions and, against David Moyes’ side, it was thankfully one of those times.
His two assists on Monday brought his total to twelve for the 2019/20 season — he is only four behind Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne, who leads the assist table.
Liverpool next travel to strugglers Watford on Saturday, where Trent Alexander-Arnold and the other Reds players will hope to surpass City’s record of 19 consecutive Premier League wins.