In their final home game of the season, Liverpool beat Chelsea 5-3 before finally going on to lift the Premier League trophy. Naby Keïta, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Gini Wijnaldum, Roberto Firmino and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain all got on the scoresheet for the Reds.
There were many positives to take away from Wednesday night. We saw Firmino end his Anfield goal drought, while Keïta looked sharp and scored an excellent long range effort.
And, of course, we saw the now famous ‘Hendo Shuffle’ as he held the Premier League aloft. However, when it comes down to the performance on the pitch, Alexander-Arnold was second to none.
The young Scouser managed to score a goal as well as pick up an assist. His goal was taken excellently, a free-kick lifted above the Chelsea wall and into the top right corner leaving Kepa Arrizabalaga rooted to the spot to make it 2-0 with 38 minutes played.
His assist for Firmino’s goal came in the 55th minute. The No.66 whipped in a pin-point early cross for the Brazilian to make it 4-1 and ultimately end his goal drought at Anfield. Alexander-Arnold also broke his own record for most assists by a defender in a season – he now has 13, and there is still one more game for him to further improve on that figure.
Defensively it was not the usual showing from the team with three goals being conceded. However, the right-back still put in a decent shift at the back. He ended the game with four clearances, two tackles, two interceptions as well as winning three out of four ground duels.
Alexander-Arnold has become one of the best full-backs in the world. Over the course of the past three seasons he has shown an array of skill and talent in various aspects of his game from passing to crossing as well as his ability from dead-ball situations. All three were on show against the London side.
After 90 minutes against Chelsea he ended up with two contributions to his side’s goals but most importantly he finished the night with a Premier League medal around his neck.
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