Klopp Defends Alexander-Arnold’s Midfield Role Amidst ‘Unpleasant’ Questions

by Frederick Akinola
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Jurgen Klopp as Liverpool manager

Jurgen Klopp has fired back at critics questioning Trent Alexander-Arnold’s role after the Liverpool vice-captain delivered a stellar midfield performance in a nail-biting 4-3 victory over Fulham. Alexander-Arnold, predominantly a right-back, was pivotal in the game, contributing a crucial goal from the edge of the box.

Despite the team’s success with Alexander-Arnold in a hybrid role, Klopp faced scrutiny during a press conference. Frustrated with ongoing debates about the player’s position, Klopp emphasized, “Watch the games and discuss it without me. He became one of the most successful players in the history of Liverpool playing at right-back.”

Acknowledging Alexander-Arnold’s versatility, Klopp added, “He can play more inside, definitely, so he will play wherever he plays best for us, and that’s just how it is.” The manager remains firm in his commitment to fielding Alexander-Arnold in positions that benefit the team, dismissing suggestions about a permanent move to midfield.

As Alexander-Arnold continues to excel, Klopp’s message is clear: the focus should be on the team’s success and the player’s adaptability, rather than unnecessary debates about his position on the field.

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