'Very happy'...Some Liverpool fans react to 'incredible' Klopp decision

Sam Preston December 10, 2020
'Very happy'...Some Liverpool fans react to 'incredible' Klopp decision
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Trent Alexander-Arnold captained Liverpool for the first time last night.

The Reds drew their final Champions League game of the group stage 1-1 with FC Midtylland.

Mo Salah opened the scoring, before Alexander Scholz’s penalty pegged them back.

It was a dead rubber and Jurgen Klopp made some changes to his side but also made it a night to remember for Alexander-Arnold.

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Jurgen Klopp spoke about the decision and the performance of his skipper for the night to BT Sport after the game.

“Good, Trent, the plan was to take him off as well but the game developed in a way where he looked okay,” said Klopp.

“We have to look and see how he feels (injury-wise). But that was the clear decision, we have the players committee, they are usually the ones who are the captains – Hendo, Virgil, Milly and Gini.

“Then it’s always the longest in the club. That was obviously Trent – it wasn’t even a decision, just a logical thing to do.”

Some Liverpool supporters on Twitter were thrilled with the decision, and we’ve picked out the best of the reaction…

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Sam Preston is an NCTJ gold standard news and sports journalist who studied with the Press Association. He also has a 2:1 law with French law degree from the University of Birmingham, which included a year studying at Bordeaux Montaigne University. He is an FA Level 1 football coach who appeared on the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire show in 2018 and has also written digital football content and match-day programme pieces for Colchester United, Mansfield Town and Stockport County.