Danny Mills has insisted that Liverpool’s full-backs Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andrew Robertson are their two “weakest links” ahead of Saturday’s Champions League final.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former England right-back explained he is a big admirer of both players but Spurs will look to exploit the spaces they leave.
Alexander-Arnold and Robertson are deployed as advanced full-backs by Jurgen Klopp in what is a key part of the team’s attacking strategy and both have been consistent creators of goals this season.
“One of Liverpool’s biggest strengths is the full-backs and the way they attack, it’s also one of their biggest weaknesses,” Mills told Football Insider. “It’s where Liverpool are most vulnerable and Spurs will target them.
“Robertson and Alexander-Arnold both like to bomb on, create chances and are very good at doing it. Liverpool don’t give away many chances, but when they do, it’s often teams exploiting the spaces behind the full-backs when they are high up the pitch.
“Yes, the two centre-backs are very good, but Spurs will look to run at them and exploit the space. That’s where Son Heung-Min and Lucas Moura can be dangerous with their pace.”
Alexander-Arnold and Robertson are both expected to start the Champions League final after playing huge roles in Liverpool’s excellent campaign.
The 20-year-old Alexander-Arnold broke the Premier League record for most assists in a campaign by a defender, laying on 12 goals this season, and totally 16 in all competitions.
Robertson, 25, has been equally effective on the left flank, supplying 13 assists from 47 games this season.