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Liverpool 2 - 1 Brighton & Hove Albion: 3 reasons why the Reds won the match | Premier League 2019-20

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#2 Trent Alexander-Arnold's evergrowing set-piece taking prowess

Trent Alexander-Arnold provided the assists for both of Liverpool
Trent Alexander-Arnold provided the assists for both of Liverpool's goals

There's a saying that goes: "Attack is the best form of defence", it aptly sums up the offensive contributions of Liverpool's backline in recent times. It applies very well to tonight's game as well, because the combination of centre-half Virgil van Dijk & right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold led to both of the host's goals, and Lewis Dunk also scored for the visitors.

The English defender had a staggering 12 assists last season and is known for his pinpoint crosses & top-notch dead-ball skills. In the 18th minute, he whipped in a free-kick from close range which Van Dijk headed into the back of the net to break the deadlock.

This was followed by another Van Dijk header at the end of the young defender's arrowed corner kick to double their lead in the 24th minute. At the moment, Arnold's only goal this campaign and four of his five assists have all come from set-piece situations, proving his effectiveness in such conditions.

Published 01 Dec 2019, 00:55 IST
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