Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was delighted to see Trent Alexander-Arnold prove his critics wrong with a sparkling display at Arsenal on Saturday night.
The Reds right-back put in a brilliant cross for Diogo Jota to open the scoring at the Emirates Stadium, with the substitute heading home just three minutes after coming on.
Mohamed Salah and then Jota again struck to secure a 3-0 win for the Reds, and Klopp was delighted with his right-back’s display after criticising England’s decision to drop him from their squad.
“We scored these wonderful goals and Trent Alexander-Arnold showed his class, again,” Klopp told Sky Sports.
“I don’t want to make another discussion about Trent or stuff like that.
“I said it was Gareth [Southgate’s] decision.
“He is blessed with the choice he has in that position especially but Trent is in a good shape.
“If somebody says he is not then I have to say he is wrong, that is all.
“I am not responsible for his decisions.”
The win lifts Liverpool to within two points of fourth-placed Chelsea, who lost 5-2 at home to West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.
Klopp says he’s only focusing on his own side’s form though.
“We don’t look at Chelsea or West Ham or whatever because we have to win our games but in our situation, other teams need to lose because we don’t play Chelsea again or Leicester and all these things,” he added.
“We have to keep working and that’s what we do. It’s a nice time.
“Tonight the package was extremely good and that’s what you need.
“You defend up front and deep as well. We got space for the counter-attack and everything. It was really good.”