Trent Alexander-Arnold Breaks Unwanted Record After 0% Success Rate From 18 Open-Play Crosses vs Burnley
The 22-year-old struggled in large parts as Jurgen Klopp's side dropped more vital points in the title race.
Alexander-Arnold, who has made 21 appearances in all competitions for Liverpool this season, attempted a total of 18 open-play crosses on Thursday evening but remarkably, he couldn't find a teammate with any of them.
As a result of his 0% success rate, Trent is the only player in the Premier League across the last five seasons to not complete a single cross with over 12 attempts in a game, according to Squawka.
Trent Alexander-Arnold attempted 18 open-play crosses for Liverpool vs. Burnley (0% success-rate), the only player in the PL across the last five seasons to not complete a single cross with 12+ attempts in a game.
No player has attempted more crosses in a PL game this season. pic.twitter.com/pMsZscon7e
- Squawka Football (@Squawka) January 21, 2021
In fact, just two weeks after giving the ball away 38 times against Southampton in a 77 minute cameo - which was a Premier League record at the time - the right-back lapped himself by losing possession a staggering 39 times in total against Burnley.
Trent Alexander-Arnold lost possession 39 times for #LFC tonight... :eyes: #LIVBUR
- Paul Brown (@pbsportswriter) January 21, 2021
Back at the start of January, after former Liverpool goalkeeper David James urged Jurgen Klopp to drop Alexander-Arnold so he could "have a breather", the German manager backed his defender.
"That's normal if you play football in public and have people used to the level Trent showed over the last three or four years, since he started playing with us pretty much, then that's normal," Klopp said.
"In a game like this it was an obvious case of not his best game, he knows this. We know that and that's clear."
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Liverpool fans, meanwhile, were critical of the 22-year-old's performance against Sean Dyche's side.
If ever one moment summed up the form of a player, it was Trent's pass into touch in stoppage time, under no pressure at all.
This is the worst he has ever played by a considerable distance - confidence and fitness levels look completely shot.
- Henry Jackson (@HenryJackson87) January 21, 2021
Think there's too much pressure on Trent to be the only creative outlet atm and it's showing
Some off form and the team doesn't know what to do
Salah was great creatively earlier on but seems he's been instructed to get in the box more
- Carson (@WC_LFC_Torres) January 21, 2021
Genuinely think that Trent performance is one of the worst I've ever seen in a Liverpool shirt. Would have rather had Johnny Vegas on the pitch
- Jack Moore (@Jack_Moore7) January 21, 2021
Mate, I've been his biggest defender but Trent Alexander-Arnold looks fucking horrific and has for a while. He needs a break. Geezers been at it from such a young age. Give him a rest, he's in woeful form. Never seen so many poor crosses and miss placed passes.
- RV MARX (@HarvMarksy) January 21, 2021
What has happened to Trent Alexander-Arnold. Never seen his delivery so poor #lfc #LIVBUR
- Edward Tucker (@EdTucker89) January 21, 2021
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