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Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold has revealed that former Chelsea star Eden Hazard is the toughest opponent he has faced in his Premier League career to date.
Hazard moved to Real Madrid for £100million in the summer of 2019 having 110 goals to his name and a further 92 assists in 352 games.
And Alexander-Arnold was asked with marking the left-winger during Chelsea’s clash with the Reds at Stamford Bridge in the Belgian’s final season in England and, after finding the net in the 1-1 draw, it is no surprise a mark was left.
“Hazard. Eden Hazard. The best I’ve probably by a little bit of a distance,” Alexander-Arnold said when asked the question by Amazon Prime Sport.
“Maybe Kevin De Bruyne, but directly against an opponent would have to be Hazard. Speed, agility, his awareness, his intelligence on and off the ball is unreal.”
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Source – football.london