Jamie Carragher has claimed Trent Alexander-Arnold ”could do worse” than ask club legend Steven Gerrard for advice on how to get over his perceived slump in form, writing for the Telegraph.
Local lad Alexander-Arnold has undergone a rapid rise to stardom in recent years. After breaking into the first team in 2017/18, he registered 25 assists in his first two full seasons in the Premier League.
Alexander-Arnold – assist king
However, his stats have dipped dramatically this season. At the halfway point of the campaign he has only two assists.
The youngster also suffered a torrid time against Burnley last night, with none of his crosses from open play finding a teammate.
Carragher: ‘Too easily forget’
Former Liverpool defender Carragher has backed Alexander-Arnold to return to form soon. But he thinks the full-back could fall back on the experience of another local hero to help him regain confidence.
Carragher said: “We too easily forget Trent Alexander-Arnold is only 22.
“Trent could do worse than share a private call with Steven Gerrard. I remember well how Stevie overcame a slight dip after his initial breakthrough in the first team. (He was) guided back to his best.”
Gerrard’s exceptional Liverpool career saw the home town boy lead his club to glory and Alexander-Arnold got his first taste of captaincy this season against Midtjylland.
It was another milestone for a young player who has already lifted the Champions League and Premier League trophies during his short career.
Time on his side
Despite current struggles Alexander-Arnold will get a chance to turn his form around on the pitch, with his position in the side seemingly under little threat.
Liverpool fans will hope his resurgence begins this weekend with the small matter of a trip to Old Trafford in the FA Cup.
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