Trent Alexander-Arnold netted his 16th assist of the season in Liverpool’s 1-0 win over West Ham on Saturday night and Graeme Souness hailed Luis Diaz’s influence on the club
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Liverpool closed the gap on Premier League leaders Manchester City to three points after passing west ham at Anfield on Saturday night.
Sadio Mane scored the only goal of the game to give Jurgen Klopp’s men all three points.
Trent Alexander-Arnold shone and the England star wasn’t the only player to impress against the Hammers, with new boy Luis Diaz putting on another scintillating performance.
Graeme Souness has admired the Colombian’s influence since arriving from Porto in January and claims his signing has given the club a boost.
Meanwhile, Manes’ win was another timely reminder of his value to the Reds as his contract expires in the summer of 2023.
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New personal best for Trent
Andy Robertson teased Trent-Alexander Arnold after Liverpool Right-back achieved his impressive milestone against West Ham.
Alexander-Arnold set up Sadio Mane for the only goal that secured an important three points.
It was the defender’s 16th assist this season in all competitions, a number surpassing his previous best tally in a single season.
Souness welcomes Diaz
Graeme Souness praised Luis Diaz’s impact after the Liverpool newcomer put in another scintillating performance.
Mane’s poaching instinct was enough to keep the heat going Manchester City at the top of the table but it was Diaz who stole the show.
The Reds rushed in to pipe Tottenham on a £37m deal for the Colombia attacker in the closing days of the January transfer window.
And Diaz has seamlessly adapted to life in the US First League.
Mane makes his point
Andy Dunn writes: At times he can become something of a forgotten mane.
For example, how much airtime is taken up debating Sadio’s contract situation compared to the hours devoted to Mohamed Salah’s position?
After all, their current contracts end at the same time, in the summer of 2023.
They suspect Jurgen Klopp’s eagerness to sort through two new deals will not differ in strength.
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