Carragher urges Alexander-Arnold to call Gerrard over loss of form

Jamie Carragher urges Trent Alexander-Arnold to ask Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard for advice on how to regain confidence after the full-back’s loss of form

  •  Jamie Carrager has defended Trent Alexander-Arnold over his poor recent form
  • The ex-Reds legend said Alexander-Arnold should ask Steven Gerrard for advice
  • Carragher said club hero Gerrard overcame his own dip in form when he started

Jamie Carragher has defended Trent Alexander-Arnold’s startling dip in form and suggested the young Liverpool right-back give his old friend Steven Gerrard a call. 

Alexander-Arnold has come under heavy criticism for his recent performances, appearing more vulnerable in defence, losing the ball more often and not providing the assists that almost became his trademark in the final third. 

The young full-back’s rise at Anfield has been exceptional since his debut in 2016. Alexander-Arnold is now an England regular and has provided 39 assists in his 155 club appearances.

His tally of 13 assists last season was second only to Kevin De Bruyne and is the most ever in a Premier League campaign by a defender. However, this term he has managed just two assists in 17 league matches so far.  

Carragher puts Alexander-Arnold’s faltering form down to youth and a lack of confidence, and knows of one Liverpool legend who suffered similarly but bounced back.  

‘We too easily forget that Trent Alexander-Arnold is only 22,’ Carragher wrote in The Telegraph. 

Carragher said Gerrard suffered his own dip in form but knows how to come back stronger

‘Trent could do worse than share a private call with Steven Gerrard.

‘I remember well how Stevie overcame a slight dip after his first initial breakthrough into the first team, guided back to his best. It happens.’ 

Gerrard made his debut for Liverpool in 1998 with similar hype around his career, and after having a dip in form became a key cog in the side that won the League Cup, FA Cup and UEFA Cup just three years later. 

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