Jurgen Klopp: "Trent Alexander-Arnold showed his class again"

The boss was full of praise for the fullback after his omission from the latest England squad.
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Liverpool cruised to an impressive 3-0 victory over Arsenal on Saturday night, their first win at the Emirates since 2016. The result now lifts them to fifth in the Premier League and only two points off fourth-placed Chelsea, who lost earlier today. 

After a fruitless first half, Diogo Jota opened the scoring, heading home Trent Alexander-Arnold's mesmerising cross. Salah doubled Liverpool's lead after brilliantly slotting his effort between Bernd Leno's legs. 

Jota's second wrapped up a convincing win for the Reds, ahead of their midweek Champions League quarter-final against Real Madrid. 

Despite missing out on Gareth Southgate's latest England squad, the Alexander-Arnold was back to his imperious best tonight. 

After the game, Jurgen Klopp alluded to the fullback's surprising omission for the International break.

"Trent Alexander-Arnold showed his class again. I said it was Gareth [Southgate's] decision. 

"He is blessed with the choice he has in that position especially but Trent is in a good shape. 

"If somebody says he is not then I have to say he is wrong, that is all. I am not responsible for his decisions."

Klopp also touched upon why he excluded Diogo Jota from the starting lineup, a decision that initially baffled many Liverpool fans.


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"Diogo was in really good shape - he felt the intensity in Portugal - that is why he didn't start."

"It's the first time in the season that, apart from the long-term injuries, that the boys were really fit and in really good shape. Oxlade, Naby and Shaq are in really good moments. We will use that."