By Richard Parks

Liverpool fans are concerned about the defensive capabilities of Trent Alexander-Arnold ahead of next Wednesday’s Champions League showdown v Manchester City.

The right-back, 19, was tormented in the first half by Wilfried Zaha in Saturday’s 2-1 win against Crystal Palace just a few weeks after suffering at the hands of Marcus Rashford in the team’s defeat to Manchester United.

Alexander-Arnold’s positioning was suspect on a few occasions and Zaha took advantage to win the early penalty for Palace, which was converted by Luka Milivojevic.

The young defender is a virtual nailed-on starter for Liverpool’s biggest match of the season, the Champions League first leg against City at Anfield in three days’ time.

Joe Gomez is out injured and Nathaniel Clyne is in contention but has not had a single minute of senior action all season and is unlikely to be rushed back in for such an intense and demanding encounter.

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Liverpool fans are extremely worried about how Alexander-Arnold will cope with Leroy Sane, the Man City left winger who has been in brilliant form for the Premier League champions-elect.

Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:

 

In other Liverpool news, the club are to table a mega goal machine offer, he will certainly be at Anfield in 18/19.

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