Trent Alexander-Arnold shakes his head as Liverpool substitute for Brighton but ex-Red tells him James Milner is an improvement
Trent Alexander-Arnold was unhappy at being substituted in the FA Cup tie between Liverpool and Brighton.
The England right-back was taken out of the game in the 59th minute and replaced by James Milner, with whom he shared minutes during a difficult season.
As he left the pitch, the right-back shook his head, seemingly upset by Jurgen Klopp’s decision to end his day.
talkSPORT commentator and former Premier League striker David Connolly said: “Trent struggled against [Kaoru] Mitome. He knows he is beaten.
“James [Milner] is not faster than Trent, who is really not happy at the exit. He shakes his head and not happy at all.
“Maybe Milner gives himself a few more yards and doesn’t get beaten so easily, that’s what they’re hoping for with this change.”
Meanwhile, former Liverpool full-back Jose Enrique expressed similar thoughts in a later deleted Tweet.
“Milner has already done more in the game than Trent,” he wrote. “What a ball by Milly.”
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Before the Brighton clash, Alexander-Arnold played 18 minutes against Chelsea with Milner named ahead of him in the Premier League.
It wasn’t a good day for Klopp’s side on the south coast as they ended up losing to a late Mitoma goal.
Liverpool took the lead in the 30th minute when Mohamed Salah fired over Harvey Elliott to fire home.
Brighton equalized in the 39th minute when Tariq Lamptey’s shot was deflected by Lewis Dunk.
Deep in injury time, Mitoma juggled the ball into the box and fired from close range to stun the starters.
The season is going from bad to worse for Klopp and Liverpool.
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