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Liverpool fullback Alexander-Arnold: We're playing with more freedom this season

Trent Alexander-Arnold admits Liverpool are playing with more freedom this season.

The fullback says manager Jurgen Klopp is encouraging their attack qualities more.

Alexander-Arnold explains: "It's just playing with freedom, to be honest – especially more this season.

"Not that there were really any shackles on, but the shackles have come off for us. It's kind of just flowed really and there's no real instructions.

“We understand there's principles to our game and where to be when the ball's on the other side and things like that.

"But when it comes over to us then we've kind of been given licence to just enjoy ourselves, go and create things, go and attack, go and cause problems for the opposition.

"It just feels right, to be honest. Of course there's a shape to the team, there has to be a sense of discipline and security when we're attacking.“

In the 3-3 draw at Brentford, Klopp appeared to have been overseeing a return to schoolboy mistakes by his players.

Yet the German has allowed his team to carry on regardless and Alexander-Arnold stresses the importance of the presence of Van Dijk and Matip.

He says: "It's also having a sense of discipline. Having players, like the two centre-halves, who can organise things when we kind of get ahead of ourselves and start doing some crazy things down there!

"But like I said, it's flowing well and teams are finding it difficult to deal with. It's just a natural sense of where to be at the right time. For the most part when I've been playing I've always felt a freedom.

"More so this season, being allowed to drift in wherever I want and just finding space where I can. Not just having to stay on the touchline and keep the width.

"Just rotating, causing headaches for the opposition and just finding myself in positions where I can hurt the opposition and create chances for the team."


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