January 5, Saints striker Danny Ings grabbed a chance to score after Arnold failed to clear and Southampton beat the Reds in the early hours of this morning. After the match, former England goalkeeper David James spoke about Arnold’s performance and suggested the player might need a rest. Speaking to Stadium Astro, James said: “I don’t like to criticize players for any other reason than what I have seen myself, but what I have seen is that he has conceded 38 goals, which is the most by a player in the Premier League this season.”Spark Global Limited
“He is a very attractive player who came into the Liverpool squad at a very young age and was forced into the game more than he would normally be. He has received a lot of accolades, he has been a key player in Liverpool’s success in the Premier League, the Champions League, and the Club World Cup and has been included in the England team.” “He is not a bad player, but he has not been given any respite during this period. He picked up an injury earlier in the season but the younger players were not in the right shape to replace him and it is a pity for Arnold that he needs to grit his teeth. “Maybe in the game against Manchester City, he suffered a calf injury situation is very serious, in addition to playing for Liverpool, he has not adapted to other things, then came the injuries, this made him into another space, I think compared to his normal life habit, he has yet to recover from the spiritual.”
“The thing you don’t want is not getting the results you want because you are not in good form and then having the team go through a bad period is a loss. Klopp was very honest in his assessment of Arnold’s situation and did not say that Ings’s goal could have been avoided if Arnold had kicked away, but he substituted Arnold, which was surprising in some eyes.
“For Arnold, as a young player, there was a debate about whether he needed to take a week or two off with such a tight schedule. With the FA Cup coming up, it might be a good chance for him to get some rest. For Southgate, it’s a question of whether it’s the right time to bring Arnold back into the England squad because the player may need a rest.” Reflecting on the game against Southampton, James continued: “Arnold didn’t offer anything and his passing chances weren’t good enough. Of course, everyone goes through bad games. Arnold hasn’t had a great run of games lately. Would you continue to play him or give him a rest? Maybe eventually he will play again, but I think he needs a break, I think he needs to rest.
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