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What Trent Alexander-Arnold has said about Wolves star Adama Traore

Wolves are taking on Liverpool on Saturday in the Premier League, and the Reds come into the game off the back of a heavy defeat.

Jurgen Klopp’s side lost 4-1 to Napoli in the Champions League last night.

It was a shocking performance that was littered with defensive errors.

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It was the kind of showing that should really breathe confidence into a Wolves dressing room that has been on a high since last weekend following the 1-0 win over Southampton.

Seeing Liverpool put in such a poor performance, especially defensively, was a real surprise.

That backline has been solid for years. But it has looked vulnerable this season and last night it was absolutely all over the shop.

Trent Alexander-Arnold is coming in for criticism following the game for his contributions in the defeat.

The England international has always had to disprove claims he is not particularly good defensively, and his showing last night gave his critics a lot of ammunition.

If Bruno Lage is smart, he will start Adama Traore on the left for Wolves on Saturday, so that the Spaniard can get at the 23-year-old.

We saw how much he struggled against Georgian talent Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, so Traore could be a nightmare for him.

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And Alexander-Arnold has previously admitted to feeling powerless against the £18 million Wolves star.

He said (Goal): “It’s almost not human the way he can change direction and go. I’ve never felt so powerless against someone.

“People are faster than you, that’s inevitable. But you can get yourself in good positions, give yourself a head start and get yourself in the race. But with him, and with his power as well, there’s nothing you can really do.

“I remember last season when he came on at Anfield. He’s just turned and knocked it, and he was gone. I’ve never felt like that before!”

Bruno Lage must start Adama Traore on the left for Wolves against vulnerable Trent Alexander-Arnold

It would perhaps be wise for Bruno Lage to start Traore on the left for Wolves this Saturday.

Alexander-Arnold is on record as saying Traore has made him feel powerless, and it just makes sense for the manager to bring him into the starting XI.

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The full-back just couldn’t deal with Napoli’s attackers last night.

So there’s a more than reasonable chance he will find the going tough against Traore, who must be itching to play having not yet started a Premier League game this season.