Liverpool and England ace Trent Alexander-Arnold had a stormer of a game against Watford this week, as the defender bagged himself three assists as the Reds kept their place atop the Premier League table.
Jurgen Klopp’s side thrashed the Hornets 5-0 midweek, with Virgin Van Dijk, Sadio Mane and Divock Origi all getting their names on the scoresheet at Anfield.
Both Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson put in blinding performances, with the duo bagging three assists and two assists respectively.
And it was the actions of Alexander-Arnold following his impressive display that had fans slating the England international on social media.
As per journalist Paul Joyce, Alexander-Arnold took the match-ball from the Watford game home with him following his hat-trick of assists, a story that we personally have never actually heard before.
Klopp says Trent Alexander-Arnold kept match ball against Watford following his hat-trick of assists.
— paul joyce (@_pauljoyce) March 1, 2019
This is one of the first times we’ve ever heard of a player doing this, as players usually only ever get to keep the match-ball should they score a hat-trick.
Alexander-Arnold’s actions had a lot of fans flocking to social media to slate the England star, with one supporter even branding the player as ’embarrassing’.
We’ve picked out a few select tweets from fans hammering Alexander-Arnold for his actions following Liverpool’s win against Watford.
Bit harsh if we’re being honest, lads…
Might as well give James Milner a match ball as well for taking 3 corners.
— Ryan. ? (@Vintage_Utd) March 1, 2019
— DogsandMeadows (@DogsandMeadows) March 1, 2019
Might as well give Jürgen Klopp á match ball for making 3 subs in a match 😀😀
— Look At Jürgen Klopp (@AtKlopp) March 1, 2019
— SeanEFC (@SeanSha10124849) March 1, 2019
— Darrensheppertonni (@Darrenshepperto) March 1, 2019
— paul richards (@p4ulrichards) March 1, 2019
They'll be keeping the flags when they take 3 corners next.
— g43rs (@gaersy1878) March 1, 2019
What's he going to do put it on mantelpiece & tell grandkids- yeah did 3 good passes that day
— jack the lad (@jacktheladwrl) March 1, 2019
Fuck me next will be the assist trophy!!
— Brooksy (@brooksym76) March 1, 2019