Dietmar Hamann is surprised that it took so long for Trent Alexander-Arnold to face the first test of his senior career and expects that he will bounce back soon.
has always played a leading role in Champions League, Club World Cup, and Premier League title triumphs atLiverpool
, he has recently faced severe criticism due to his mistakes and poor performances.
is surprised that it took so long for him to face the first test of his senior career and believes he will bounce back soon.
“The only thing that surprises me is that the blip didn’t come earlier,” Hamann said.
“If you play on a weekly basis, or every three days, the standard he has set has been exceptional. He has been faultless for two years.
“He has played over 100 games and is only 22. It is understandable that there has been a blip. I expected it to come a lot earlier.
“At the moment, there are hardly any other options at right-back. I think he needs a break but with the injuries and the players that are out, at the moment the manager feels he can’t give him a rest.
“I think the criticism towards him is ridiculous. Both full-backs have probably been the best two full-backs in the world in the last two years. Now to have a go at a player who is still very young because he has had a few average games and hasn’t had an assist for a few months is ridiculous.
“I think he’s a quality player, so is[Andy] Robertson, and fatigue is just catching up with the pair of them. Once they have a break will we see different players again.
“I hope he stays at Liverpool because at the moment there are not too many full-backs around that can do what Alexander-Arnold does.”