Steve McManaman greets ‘spectacular’ goal from Trent Alexander-Arnold after right-back gave Liverpool the lead against Rangers with a superb free kick
- Steve McManaman praised Trent Alexander-Arnold for his goal against Rangers
- Alexander-Anrold put Liverpool ahead with a beautifully shot free kick
- Dion Dublin says Alexander-Arnold enjoyed answering his critics
Steve McManaman praised Trent Alexander-Arnold after the defender gave Liverpool the lead against Rangers in the Champions League with a fantastic free kick.
The right-back gave Liverpool the lead in the seventh minute with a bet that went into the top corner.
Commenting on BT Sport, former Liverpool player McManaman said: “It’s a spectacular goal. It had to be precise and have enough power to beat a goalkeeper of Allan McGregor’s caliber. Right in the top corner.’
Steve McManaman praised Trent Alexander-Arnold for his ‘beautiful’ free kick against Rangers
Alexander-Arnold has been criticized for his defense of late, not playing a minute for England in the recent international break, but showed his threat of set pieces remains intact.
Dion Dublin described Alexander-Arnold’s free kick as ‘amazing’ and said the 23-year-old will seize the opportunity to answer his critics.
Dion Dublin says Alexander-Arnold jumped at the chance to answer his critics
Dublin, speaking on BBC Radio 5 Live, said: ‘You would do well to see a better goal from that position. He whips it over the center of the wall and into the top corner, the keeper has no chance. A great free kick. He got on his knees, his arms apart as if to say ‘that’s what I can do’.
BT Sport pundit Michael Owen described Alexander-Arnold as someone with a ‘magic wand of a right foot’.
Owen said, “I don’t think anyone wondered what Alexander-Arnold was like on set pieces. It was absolutely sublime. He has a wand of a right foot.’
Rio Ferdinand, meanwhile, praised Alexander-Arnold’s overall performance.
He said: ‘A goal would have been at the top of his wish list. Some of the passing and some of the movement was really great.’