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Liverpool Linked With Player That Trent Alexander-Arnold Named As His Toughest-Ever Opponent

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Liverpool Linked With Player That Trent Alexander-Arnold Named As His Toughest-Ever Opponent

Trent Alexander Arnold has named Eden Hazard as his toughest-ever opponent, with Liverpool linked with a move for the Belgium star.

Spanish publication El National says Jurgen Klopp is keen to bring Hazard to Anfield, despite failing to impress for Real Madrid since arriving at the Bernabeu from Chelsea in July 2019.

Alexander-Arnold made his comments about Hazard in an interview with Amazon Prime, and also gave an honorary mention to Kevin De Bruyne in the same breath.

The Reds defender scored his first goal of the season with a superb free kick in a 3-2 defeat away at West Ham United on Sunday, and also provided an assist for Divock Origi at the London Stadium.

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"The best [Hazard] by probably a little bit of a distance," he told Amazon Prime in quotes published by the Liverpool Echo.

"Maybe (Kevin) De Bruyne, but directly against an opponent would have to be Hazard.

"Speed, agility, his awareness and his intelligence on and off the ball is unreal."

Hazard enjoyed a stellar spell with the Blues after winning two Premier League titles, two Europa Leagues, an FA Cup and a League Cup during his time at Stamford Bridge.

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PA: Eden Hazard celebrates winning the Europa League with Chelsea.
PA: Eden Hazard celebrates winning the Europa League with Chelsea.

The Belgian made a total of 352 appearances and scored 110 goals in seven years with Chelsea, before making that move to Los Blancos.

Injury and poor form has blighted his time in the Spanish capital and he has managed just 5 goals in 54 appearances to date for the La Liga giants.

He is yet to get off the mark this season after making 11 appearances across all competitions, and has registered just a solitary assist in the 4-1 opening day victory over Alaves on 14th August.

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The 30-year-old's contract is due to expire in June 2024 and is valued at £22.5million according to transfermarkt.

A move back to the Premier League could be what Hazard needs to revive his stalling career and end his misery in Spain.

Topics: Liverpool, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Eden Hazard, Chelsea, Jurgen Klopp, Real Madrid

James Hilsum
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