Trent Alexander-Arnold Puts On A Masterclass By Setting Up Three And Scoring Liverpool's Fourth
Trent Alexander-Arnold put in a jaw-dropping performance as Liverpool thrashed Leicester at the King Power Stadium on Boxing Day.
The 21-year-old right-back proved he had a better delivery than Santa Clause by setting up the Reds' first three goals and firing in a late fourth.
It was a masterclass from the young defender as Jurgen Klopp's side moved 13 points clear at the top of the Premier League with a 4-0 win.
And he celebrated his late goal with what has become Kylian Mbappe's trademark arms folded celebration, too.
He put in an inch perfect cross in the first half for Roberto Firmino to head the newly-crowned world champions in the lead.
Liverpool should've been more than one ahead, and were forced to wait until the 71st minute to get the second goal their play deserved.
Alexander-Arnold fizzed in the corner which Caglar Soyuncu quite literally couldn't handle as the ball bounced up and hit his arm.
James Milner slotted home the penalty to give the Reds the breathing room they needed heading into the last 20 minutes.
And victory was all wrapped up three minutes later when Alexander-Arnold fizzed in a low cross from the right which Firmino controlled and placed into the top corner for his second goal.
And the 21-year-old's perfect night was complete 12 minutes from time when he was fed by Sadio Mane on the counter-attack, and rifled in a low shot into Kasper Schmeichel's bottom corner.
As for @trentaa98, well he's just a joke. Fantastic footballer.- Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) December 26, 2019
So many big performances but Trent Alexander-Arnold has been sensational tonight.- James Pearce (@JamesPearceLFC) December 26, 2019
Gary Lineker led the praise on Twitter, saying: "As for @trentaa98, well he's just a joke. Fantastic footballer."
Alexander-Arnold officially ended up with one goal, two assists and the man of the match award on Boxing Day.
He has racked up 19 assists since the start of last season, the most of any player in the Premier League in that period.