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Liverpool win but Jurgen Klopp will be “concerned” about the goals conceded, Trent Alexander-Arnold “forgets he plays at right-back” and the Reds were exposed without Virgil van Dijk


Liverpool may have made a comeback to beat AC Milan at Anfield, but Jurgen Klopp has been concerning.

The Reds made a dazzling start to the game, taking the lead with a home goal from Fikayo Tomori and should have led 2-0 as Mohamed Salah missed a penalty.

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Klopp saw his side get off to a winning start in the Champions League

Somehow they found themselves down 2-1 at halftime, with Milan scoring through Ante Rebic and Brahim Diaz in the span of two minutes.

Virgil van Dijk was on the bench for the game and Klopp will be disappointed with the goals conceded by his side.

They went on to win 3-2 thanks to a brilliant goal from Jordan Henderson after Salah equalized.

TalkSPORT host Jamie O’Hara believes Liverpool worked hard on the result and highlighted Trent Alexander-Arnold’s role in the goals.

Liverpool win but Jurgen Klopp will be “concerned” about the goals conceded, Trent Alexander-Arnold “forgets he plays at right-back” and the Reds were exposed without Virgil van Dijk

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Alexander-Arnold thought he scored, but was later credited as an own goal

He told Sports Bar: “For me, Trent was at fault for both goals. Positionally, it is everywhere. I think he forgets he’s playing right-back.

“I think he’s amazing in the future, he’s so talented and I love watching him play when he’s got the ball on his feet, but when he doesn’t have the ball he’s so bad to come back.

“He’s done with the one-two and gets out of his position.

“First and foremost you are a right-back and have to defend. You play against a great team and without Van Dijk they have been exposed.

“They won the game, but they made it difficult. Against better opposition in the Premier League, they will get away with it.

Liverpool win but Jurgen Klopp will be “concerned” about the goals conceded, Trent Alexander-Arnold “forgets he plays at right-back” and the Reds were exposed without Virgil van Dijk

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Van Dijk watched the game from the substitutes bench

Co-host Jason Cundy added, “I think it has to come from Klopp. His role, and Robertson on the other side, they play like wingers.

“It’s their way of playing. Defensively, I’m not so sure. A few times in the second half Salah, when Trent rode, to his credit, he came back.
“I wonder if Klopp told him that if Trent passes you, your job is to cover him up.”

“If that’s what he was told to do, then I’m sorry for him.

“He’s so good at it. He’s basically a winger when Liverpool have the ball in the high and wide areas.

“It creates so many opportunities and they have to legislate for it. I wonder if the midfielder should take some responsibility.

“In the first 25 minutes they were really great, but they lost 2-1 at halftime. This will concern Klopp.

Liverpool win but Jurgen Klopp will be “concerned” about the goals conceded, Trent Alexander-Arnold “forgets he plays at right-back” and the Reds were exposed without Virgil van Dijk

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There has been a debate in recent days over where Alexander-Arnold should play

“They were so dominant they lost 2-1 at halftime.”

The Reds collected all three points in their first group game, but Klopp had much to think about.




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