Despite recently being one of Europe’s most dependable teams in the world, Liverpool has had a difficult start to the new 2022–23 season, Newspremises understands.
Jurgen Klopp’s Reds are currently seventh in the table and far from where they would have expected to be after winning just two of their first six Premier League games.
The 2019–20 champions have had difficulties across all fronts, though. On Wednesday night, Klopp and his team traveled to Naples to face Napoli in their opening Champions League group matchup.
Despite selecting a solid starting lineup, Klopp watched as his team, Liverpool, was destroyed 4-1 by their Serie A rivals.
Fans will likely be worried that a speedy turnaround is required given the club’s poor start in Europe, a competition in which it has always flourished.
Speaking about the Merseyside giants, super-agent Rob Segal, who spoke exclusively to CaughtOffside, pinpointed full-back Trent Alexander-Arnold as the Reds’ weakest link and suggested Klopp should consider dropping him.
“Liverpool have major injury problems which haven’t helped and a player like Trent Alexander-Arnold probably needs a prolonged rest,” Segal said in an exclusive interview.
“However, because of his standing within the club, you can feel his arrogance when he is slowly running back to goal. Alexander-Arnold knows that no matter what he does, right or wrong, he is likely to start week in, week out.
“It is no secret that Alexander-Arnold is a lot better going forward than he is defensively, so his weaknesses need to be covered and unfortunately for Klopp, at the moment, none of his side’s backline are playing particularly well. The timing of their drop-off in form has been really unfortunate.”
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