Liverpool defender recalls former Man City star who “destroyed” him

Trent Alexander-Arnold, Liverpool (Photo by Richard Callis/MB Media/Getty Images)
Trent Alexander-Arnold, Liverpool (Photo by Richard Callis/MB Media/Getty Images) /

A Liverpool defender has recalled upon his first appearance at Anfield, where a Man City player “destroyed” him, forcing him to be subbed off.

Liverpool are doing well this season. They sit fourth in the Premier League table which is in line with their objectives, only a point behind their former title rivals Manchester City.

Speaking of the two sides who have a rich recent history of competing for the Premier League title, a Liverpool defender has named the hardest attacker he’s ever come up against, and the player who was formerly of Man City may surprise you.

Liverpool star Trent Alexander-Arnold names ex City star as toughest opponent

According to the Daily Mail, Trent Alexander-Arnold has named the former Man City star Brandon Barker as the toughest opponent he’s ever faced.

"“I would say Brandon Barker, played for [Manchester] City.I was 18, playing for the Under-21s, first ever time at Anfield, got beat 3-0. He scored two and got an assist. I came off at 60 [minutes].Still to this day, he’s the opponent I think that just destroyed me, man. I’ve never had it like that before.” – Trent Alexander-Arnold (via the Daily Mail)"

Brandon Barker was a former Manchester City academy graduate. During the time Trent was talking about, he was considered to be one of the next best attackers.

After being given a callup to the Etihad Stadium first team, his time didn’t go to plan while at Man City. Persistent loan spells meant he never made a Premier League appearance in Manchester. Now, Barker is a free agent after playing in the Cypriot first division.

Still, the honour of being the toughest opponent that Trent has ever faced should make Barker incredibly proud. Who knows? At 27 years old, Pep Guardiola could call up to skin Trent once more.

Meanwhile, Klopp has been quoted a price for Pervis Estupinan.

What’s been your favourite Trent Alexander-Arnold moment?