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Trent Alexander-Arnold names one Chelsea player “world-class” after Premier League draw

Edouard Mendy in action for Chelsea

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Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold has shared his high praise for Edouard Mendy, describing the Chelsea goalkeeper as “world-class”.

The Reds’ defender’s comments came after the 2 – 2 draw between Chelsea and Liverpool at the weekend.

When speaking about the second half of the game, Alexander-Arnold told Liverpool’s official website:

“It was an even second half. They probably had a lot more of the ball than us, especially in our defensive third and in and around our box, but we defended well and didn’t give them too many chances.

“When Caoimh was needed he’s pulled off two world-class saves in the first and second half and he’s stepped into Ali’s shoes and done really well today. It’s a credit to him, but we defended well and never gave them too many chances and we had the better chances in the second half.

“But when you are up against a world-class team with a world-class goalkeeper he makes world-class saves. So, like I said, I think a point apiece is fair.”

Then he added: “We started the game well and it was what we set out to do, we had a game plan and we did that first half. Probably not everything we set out to do but we scored two quite early goals.” 

“Going 2-0 up was obviously what we wanted, and then last five or 10 minutes of the first half we’ve took our foot off the gas and let them back in. That first goal, no-one is in the changing room pointing fingers or anything, there’s nothing you can do about them, a world-class strike.

“The second one, there was a couple of mistakes and it could have been prevented but they took their chances and we took ours. At the end of the day it was a fair and even point.”

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