Exclusive: Liverpool star in 'Extremely fortunate' escape v Everton - Darren Bent claim
Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold was lucky to escape without a red card in the win over Everton, according to Darren Bent.
The former Spurs and England hitman, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, says that the Reds full-back should have been handed his marching orders for an incident involving Toffees ace Richarlison.
The 21-year-old landed his studs on the Brazilian when the Everton man was on the ground, the defender escaping punishment from the officials.
Bent says that there was clearly intent from the Liverpool man and that he was incredibly fortunate not to be handed a straight red card.
“I think it was a little bit naughty, also Andy Robertson with the elbow into the back of Tom Davies’ head” Bent told Football Insider.
“I think they were both extremely fortunate, more so Trent because the Robertson one you might get a yellow card for. You could tell there was intent there in Trent’s one, to come down with your studs and blatantly… you look at the replay and think he’s got to go.
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“To there not be anything, you’ve got to say they’ve got away with one there.”
Alexander-Arnold has been a big player for Jurgen Klopp this season, with Wednesday’s game the first time he has not seen out the full 90 minutes in the Premier League.
He has 21 games under his belt already during the 2019/20 campaign, sitting out two League Cup and one Champions League game.
In other Liverpool news, Darren Bent claims that a “great servant” of the club is into his final season at Anfield.