Jamie Carragher advises Jurgen Klopp to play Trent Alexander Arnold in the midfield.
The former Red ripped into the right back’s dismal performances over the two legs against Real Madrid. His reluctance to provide solid defensive cover to the team has led them to crash out of the Champions League.
Carragher demands Jurgen Klopp to switch Trent to midfield
Carragher clearly gave his reasons for the above in his recent interview with The Telegraph.
“In terms of his passing range, Alexander-Arnold is as good as anyone in Europe and the closest Liverpool have to Kevin De Bruyne or Steven Gerrard,”
Said the 44-year-old. The former Liverpool defender further added saying,
“Given how desperate Liverpool are for a creative midfielder, would turning him into a No 8 so he can fill those areas to whip those extraordinary passes into the penalty area be such a radical move? With Stefan Bajcetic out for the season, would Klopp even consider it as an immediate measure?
I am convinced Alexander-Arnold will return to midfield eventually, whether it is in his late twenties or early thirties. It does not matter how many medals a player has won, the best will always be looking at ways to get better. Until then, he needs more competition for his place and guidance to eradicate mistakes to stop him being targeted and exposed.”
Time for Klopp to experiment
Having a disappointing season, Liverpool seems to be nowhere near the Premier League title race. Fans are urging the German manager to be brave and experiment with the squad. They believe switching the right back to a midfielder role will be the right move.
This may also benefit the central defender Joe Gomez to compete and earn his place at the right back position. As in the past, he has shown some promising performances when played in that role.