May 13, 2021

Football News 247

Get All the Latest Football News On the Hour 247

Leipzig star calls out Daily Mail for twisting comments about Liverpool defender



RB Leipzig wing-back Angelino has called out UK media outlet MailOnline for twisting what he said about Liverpool star Trent Alexander-Arnold.

Speaking ahead of his side’s clash with the Premier League champions this week, the Spaniard spoke highly of the Reds’ full-backs, but did have one criticism.

Angelino said Trent is “too offensive” in his playing style, which gives opponents – in this case, Leipzig – chances to get in behind Liverpool’s defence.

He did say this, but a tweet by MailOnline Sport half-twisted what the former Manchester City player said to make it sound like he was slating the Reds’ right-back.

Angelino has criticised Trent Alexander-Arnold, but his words have been twisted

MORE: Leipzig dealt injury blow ahead of Liverpool Champions League clash

Again, Angelino did say what the MailOnline quote – you can see it in this video via the Liverpool Echo – but we’re guessing the Spaniard has taken issue with how the tweet and headline is worded.

The tweet reads: “Trent Alexander-Arnold is a ‘weakness’ for Liverpool and can be exploited, claims Angelino” and the headline reads: “Trent Alexander-Arnold is a ‘weakness’ for Liverpool, claims Angelino” (just in case they get deleted).

His words have been twisted in a way to make it sound like he’s calling Trent a weakness in Liverpool’s team, when in fact he was just commenting on the Scouser’s over-commitment to offensive play, something which was evident in the reverse fixture with Leipzig as the Bundesliga outfit did get in behind the Reds’ defence with uncomfortable ease at times.