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Klopp singles out Alexander-Arnold & Tsimikas from Burnley victory

Trent Alexander-Arnold & Kostas Tsimikas - Liverpool
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The Reds scored twice in Saturday’s fixture at Anfield, and both goals were created by the two full-backs.

Jurgen Klopp was left impressed with the “spectacular” performances of Trent Alexander-Arnold and Kostas Tsimikas in Liverpool’s Premier League win over Burnley.

Tsimikas, who replaced the injured Andy Robertson in the line-up, set up Liverpool’s opener by delivering a pin-point cross into the box for Digo Jota, who then guided his header into the bottom-right corner.

Deep into the second half, Alexander-Arnold released Sadio Mane into acres of space with a precise throughball, with the Senegalese forward striking a half-volley to seal a 2-0 win for his side.

“Both full-backs had a good game,” Klopp said during his post-match press conference.

“Both spectacular, if you want, with two nice [assists] – Kostas with the cross and Trent with the little cheeky curve ball or whatever for Sadio.

“I think everybody thinks both full-backs played a good game and in this situation that means they were defensively really good as well in a really difficult game from a defensive point of view.

“In football, usually you have a plan, you have an idea, you want win the ball here or there, against Burnley there is no winning the ball here or there. It is only around the centre-halves where you have to pick the ball up and we have to protect constantly like crazy.

“I cannot remember a high-press situation, it is just not possible, at least it was not possible today. But the full-backs were really good, which helped us to win the game.”