Trent Alexander-Arnold: Liverpool star’s best passes in January looks like season montage


Liverpool kept their slim hope of Premier League glory alive on Sunday afternoon with a hard-fought win at Crystal Palace.

After tearing out of the blocks in the opening exchanges, Liverpool opened up a deserved 2-0 lead before Crystal Palace roused themselves to fight back.

However, the Reds managed to ride out the second-half storm before Fabinho killed off the game with a late, controversial penalty.

It means that the Anfield side are now two points closer to Manchester City and can cross another Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane-less game off the list.

Diogo Jota has truly stepped up in their absence, but a lot of that has to do with the mythical passing ability of Trent Alexander-Arnold.

The English right back has been at his best in January, spraying vast sweeping passes for fun while landing them on a penny almost every single time.

Having struggled in a stuttering Liverpool team last season, Alexander-Arnold has been right back at his visionary best this season, however, January has been a particularly brilliant month.

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It was his raking diagonal that set Jota through on goal in the Carabao Cup quarter-final at Arsenal while his thunderous pick from distance eventually lead to the controversial penalty that saw off Palace.

However, the above-mentioned incidents are but a few of Alexander-Arnold’s genius January moments.

In fact, a recent compilation video that has emerged on Twitter looks more like a season-long montage rather than just a monthly recap.

Unreal – there’s players out there that would never even dream of attempting such passes but it seems they are always the first thing on Alexander-Arnold’s mind.

When play breaks down, his first thought is to look up in search of one of his electric front three before blasting a towering ball in their direction.

It’s just absolutely unplayable at times and is one of the things that make Liverpool so unpredictable going forward at times.

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Now, with the Premier League taking a short hiatus, Alexander-Arnold will be preparing to help drive Liverpool’s unlikely title charge forward.

There is still much catching up to do, but, there is certainly a chance that they could reel Manchester City in.

If they are to do that, you can imagine that their inspirational full-back will play a rather large part in it.

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