It does not seem as though Trent Alexander-Arnold was able to impress some England fans on Twitter for his latest display for the Three Lions as they won 5-3 against Kosovo on Tuesday night. Liverpool’s marauding right-back may have caused some issues for the Kosovan defence with his superb crossing ability and pace down the right flank but ultimately, it would seem as though he has been blasted by supporters for his own poor defensive work. Alexander-Arnold is by no means a defensive full-back. His main job is to bomb forward and help the attack while also using his pace to get back quickly and help out the defence. England’s back-line was all over the place against Kosovo, especially in the second half when the away side scored twice at Southampton’s St Mary’s Stadium. Alexander-Arnold was never really involved in any of those goals as it was mainly the centre-backs who were struggling. These fans have been quite harsh on the youngster.
Live4Liverpool has rounded up some of the best tweets below:
Good game but frustrating 2nd half. Had Alexander-Arnold passed forward – England would have scored 5 more.
— Roger Gall (@Shambles151) September 10, 2019
Trent Alexander Arnold can't defend. He just let the player who he's meant to be marking drift free. Wan bissaka would never ????pic.twitter.com/dB2MySuUW9
— LUHP (@_Scott39i) September 10, 2019
My England player ratings:
Pickford – 6
Alexander-Arnold – 3
Maguire – 5
Keane – 4
Chilwell – 6
Rice – 6
Henderson – 4
Barkley – 3
Sancho – 7
Kane – 5
Sterling – 8
— Alex???????? (@ZappyZinchenko) September 10, 2019
#ENGKOS Sorry but a midfield of Henderson, Barkley & Rice simply isn’t good enough. Henderson & Barkley have never been good enough & Rice is a long way off yet. Unpopular opinion but I also just don’t get it with Alexander-Arnold. Beyond over rated. Get Harvey Barnes in! #wba
— PEOPLE’S VOTE The Last Blairite (@LastBlairite) September 10, 2019
What about Trent Alexander Arnold… He looked lost tonight
— Tom Jenkinson (@tom__jenkinson) September 10, 2019
Here are my player ratings for England
https://t.co/V0Mjh4d8W7 via @BBCSport
— T J (@194514aiden) September 10, 2019
– Maddison not getting a minute is a joke. Why take him?
– Maguire is not worth £80m
– Alexander-Arnold can’t defend
– Sterling for knighthood
– Henderson and Rice together ????
— Jamie West (@__JamieWest) September 10, 2019