Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino has said Trent Alexander-Arnold should have been sent off on his Reds debut for his tackle on Harry Winks.
The 18-year-old full-back certainly caught the eye in Liverpool’s 2-1 EFL Cup win against Tottenham, but Pochettino was surprised to see that he remained on the pitch after a reckless lunge on the young Tottenham midfielder.
“The full back, Alexander-Arnold, should have been sent off for his tackle,” said Pochettino, who was also irked by the behaviour of the Liverpool bench.
“It was strange when their bench started to complain with another bench.
“They complained about a normal game. Maybe, yes, they were lucky to finish with 11 players.”
However, Graeme Souness was very impressed with the Liverpool youngster and believes he could have a big future at the Merseyside club.
“He has all the attributes to be a top player,” said Souness on Sky Sports.
“He’s in great shape for a ground-coverer… light on his feet, and he’s aggressive. He got himself in trouble once in the first half, but overall I thought he was very good.”
Jamie Carragher also chipped in with his thoughts on Alexander-Arnold’s full-blooded tackle on Twitter.
— Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) October 25, 2016