Michael Owen on Trent Alexander-Arnold ahead of Rangers clash

Pundit Michael Owen has given his verdict on Trent Alexander-Arnold's form ahead of Liverpool's Champions League group stage clash against Rangers at Anfield on Tuesday night.

The right-back has not been at his best for the Reds so far this season. Alexander-Arnold has made plenty of mistakes defensively.

With that being the case, Owen has implied that Rangers will target the 23-year-old.

“Most teams who play Liverpool identify Trent as one of the main attacking threats they need to stop,” he said, as quoted by the Daily Mail.

“By the same token, they will also say their biggest opportunity for getting in is on his side.

Jordan Henderson has tended to try and cover for him but sometimes Jordan is not playing and that has been a cause for concern in certain games. One of Liverpool’s biggest strengths can also be one of their biggest weaknesses.

“Ryan Kent will obviously know that. I’m sure he still watches Liverpool and there will be a huge part of him that is fond of the club.

“If you are an opposing manager you are looking for a player to make those out-to-in runs, especially if Trent vacates.

“Liverpool have a lot of the ball at Anfield so Trent is going to be sucked into those advanced positions.

“If Rangers can win it and be brave enough to leave Kent in almost cheating positions, they could counter-attack with a bit of force.”

Anfield Watch Verdict

Alexander-Arnold looks deprived of confidence at the moment. But, we are confident that the right-back will find his best form again.

The reality is, Alexander-Arnold is a world-class talent. The youngster could probably do with a few games out of the team just to refresh.

Joe Gomez has played at right-back for Liverpool over the years. So, perhaps the Englishman could come into the side for the next couple of weeks.

However, only time will tell if that is to be the case. We wish the team all the very best ahead of the match.

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