Traore must target Alexander-Arnold following star's comments about Wolves man
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Traore must target Alexander-Arnold following star's comments about Wolves man

Trent Alexander-Arnold’s previous comments on Adama Traore should give the Wolves star confidence.

Wolverhampton Wanderers face Liverpool next Monday in the Premier League and are hoping to get back on track after stuttering in the past couple of days.

After going five games without defeat, Nuno Espirito Santo’s side lost to league leaders Manchester City and were then held by Aston Villa, whom they should probably have beaten.

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The Liverpool game represents a good chance to return to winning ways, because right now, Jurgen Klopp’s side are in a mess.

The Reds have lost six of their last seven league games with many of their usually reliable stars struggling for form.

One man who has been nowhere near his best level for Liverpool this term is Trent Alexander-Arnold.

The England international has previously spoken of his fear about facing Adama Traore.

When building his ultimate footballer in an interview with Goal, he said: “It’s almost not human the way he can change direction and go. I’ve never felt so powerless against someone.

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“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!”

Traore must pounce

Arguably right now, Alexander-Arnold is a weakness in Liverpool’s team.

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With Traore switching to the left side in recent weeks, it’s likely he’ll come up against the 22-year-old.

The fact that there’s already some psychology at play there means Traore should be relishing the battle.

Potentially this could be the game he finally contributes a goal or an assist.