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I’ve been trying Newcastle screamer for five years – Alexander-Arnold

Goals from Diogo Jota, Mohamed Salah and a long-range effort from Trent Alexander-Arnold secured a come-from-behind 3-1 victory for Liverpool over Newcastle United

Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold has revealed that he has been attempting a goal such as his Newcastle screamer for about five years now. The England international scored an 87th-minute long-range effort from outside the box in Liverpool’s 3-1 victory over Newcastle United on Thursday night.

Alexander-Arnold put a glossy finish to a dominant Liverpool performance against Eddie Howe’s side when he pounced on a loosely-cleared ball from the Magpies penalty area to lash home beyond Martin Dubravka. This was the 23-year-old’s tenth Premier League goal and perhaps the pick of the bunch so far.

Alexander-Arnold has scored two goals and provided 10 assists so far this season

In his post-match comments with BT Sport, Alexander-Arnold disclosed that he had been trying to score a goal like that for five years without having much success.

The Liverpool defender said: “I’ve been waiting for that for five years now. I’ve had a few from the edge of the box and dragged them and things like that and I caught that one sweet and it nestled in the top corner.”

The marauding left-back also praised the Reds dominance and counter-attacking play during the clash with Newcastle United but rued his team’s inability to register their 11th clean sheet in the league on Thursday. Liverpool had fallen behind early on to a Jonjo Shelvey strike from outside the box.

Shelvey's goal against Liverpool was his first of the 2021/22 Premier League season
Shelvey’s goal against Liverpool was his first of the 2021/22 Premier League season

“I think we limited them to little chances, we kind of knew the game would flow like that. We’d dominate possession and they come and make it hard for us through counter-attacks and set pieces and things like that. So, it was always going to be a difficult one for us and obviously them scoring an early goal made it harder,” the Liverpool star concluded.

Liverpool kept in touch with Manchester City at the top of the table, cutting back the deficit to one point following the Citizens 7-0 mauling of Leeds United on Wednesday night. Klopp’s men are in action next against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday 19th December.

Olafare Michael Oluwabukola
A Nationa Diploma holder in Computer Science at LENS POLYTECHNIC Offa, a full-time blogger, beatmaker, modern graphics designer, talent manager, and a vocalist

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