Liverpool: Michael Cox impressed by ‘weird’ Trent Alexander-Arnold throw-in technique

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Journalist Michael Cox has admitted that he’s been impressed by Trent Alexander-Arnold’s throw-ins for Liverpool despite his ‘weird technique’. 

The Reds managed to win the FA Cup this weekend having gone through 120 minutes with the scoreline still level with Chelsea. In the end, the game was settled on penalties as Cesar Azplicueta and Mason Mount missed their spot-kicks, while Kostas Tsimikas hit the target to seal the win.

However, there was one piece of skill throughout the game that seemed to catch the eye of Cox. Indeed, in an article for The Athletic, he wrote about how Alexander-Arnold’s ‘basketball-style’ throw-ins have become so important for Liverpool.

Have you noticed Trent Alexander-Arnold's throw-in technique?





He also tweeted about his observation having watched the game, saying:  “I was impressed with Alexander-Arnold’s throws at the weekend, so watched a few of them from previous games and…it’s quite a weird technique, eh? Almost, but not quite, one-handed.”

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In his article, Cox goes on to highlight numerous occasions where Alexander-Arnold’s throw-ins helped Liverpool as the defender uses his unusual technique to hurl the ball into play and pick out a teammate in a good position.

With the Reds winning on the day and still in the hunt for the quadruple, it’s hard to argue too much with anything the club are doing right now. Football can often be a game of marginal gains and so these little idiosyncrasies that exist within the squad could be what gives the team a boost over their rivals.

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Having played 45 games for Liverpool this season, claiming 19 assists along the way, Alexander-Arnold is certainly making a difference to the team. Still only 23 years old, this technique shows how he is also striving to improve.

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