Southampton vs Liverpool: Trent Alexander-Arnold gives ball away 38 times

Southampton vs Liverpool: Trent Alexander-Arnold gives ball away 38 times

- Southampton vs Liverpool's Premier League game ended 1-0 in favour of the hosts

- Danny Ings scored the goal which condemned Klopp and his men to a defeat

- Trent Alexander-Arnold gave the ball away 38 times in the League encounter

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Reigning Premier League champions Liverpool suffered their second Premier League defeat this season on Monday, January 4, when they lost against Southampton in tough encounter.

Jurgen Klopp's men were not in their best in this encounter as the likes of Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino failed to rescued Liverpool in this duel.

Defender Trent Alexander-Arnold also had a bad day in office against Southampton as the England international gave the ball away 38 times before he was substituted in the 77th minute.

According to the report on Daily Mail, Alexander-Arnold has set an unwanted record this term as no player has given the ball away more than 38 times in the English topflight.

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Interestingly, the 22-year-old also holds the record for the most possession giveaways in Premier League history with 49 against Leicester City last term.

Southampton started the Premier League encounter against Liverpool on an impressive note as it took them only two minutes to scored through Danny Ings who was assisted by James Ward-Prowse.

Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson tried his best to save the ball, but the Brazilian was unable to prevent his side from conceding.

Former Arsenal striker, Theo Walcott could have scored the second goal for Southampton, but his shot was parried away by goalkeeper Alisson Becker.

Klopp and his men are still topping the Premier League table with 33 points after 17 games and Manchester United now have the chance to go top of the table if they should win next tie.

Trent Alexander-Arnold in action for Liverpool
Southampton vs Liverpool: Trent Alexander-Arnold gives ball away 38 times. Photo by Andrew Powell
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Earlier, had reported how Premier League champions Liverpool completed the signing of 16-year-old defender Stefan Bajcetic from Celta Vigo and will move to the Reds' youth team.

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Liverpool, however, beat Premier League rivals Manchester United to the signing of the young talented midfielder who has been impressive this term.

Bajcetic has impressed Liverpool scouts since they first watched him last year and they have swooped to beat rivals Manchester United to his signature.

He makes the switch to the Premier League champions in a £224,000 deal, while left-back Calum Scanlon joins from Birmingham City.

According to the report, Liverpool chiefs see Stefan as a player who can move to the first team in years to come considering his performances so far.

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