By Amir Mir
Jamie Carragher has defended Trent Alexander-Arnold on Twitter for his tackle on Tottenham’s Ben Davies during Liverpool’s 2-1 win at Anfield on Tuesday night.
The Reds academy product was yellow carded in the first-half, after appearing to dive into Davies with his feet off the ground, which Mauricio Pochettino subsequently claimed was a sending-off offence.
The 18-year-old right-back, who was making his debut for the Merseyside club, was substituted in the 68th minute of the clash, which was settled by a Daniel Sturridge brace.
But TV pundit Carragher defended the youngster for his tackle on his personal Twitter account after the game.
Responding to a Liverpool Echo story quoting Pochettino as saying Alexander-Arnold should have seen red, Carragher wrote on his personal Twitter account: “No he shouldn’t. Young lad did very well and got a bit enthusiastic with a challenge that we’ve all done on our debuts.”
— Liverpool FC News (@LivEchoLFC) October 25, 2016
— Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) October 25, 2016
Anfield legend Carragher, who was the same age as Alexander-Arnold when he made his Reds debut, famously scored against Aston Villa in 1997.
Liverpool-born Alexander-Arnold has made five Premier League 2 appearances this season, where he has scored two and assisted the same number.
Jurgen Klopp’s side will now travel to Selhurst Park on Saturday evening to take on Crystal Palace.
In other Liverpool team news, BBC pundit Mark Lawrenson believes this Reds player is a class act, but would not make the starting XI.