Trent Alexander-Arnold was left delighted with his player rating for the new FIFA 21 game — but the Liverpool full-back was less impressed with the low shooting his statistics he was given.
The 21-year-old was given a high overall rating of 87 — two more than last year — which places him in the top 50 of all players on the game.
The ratings players are given in new editions of the popular game has become an important topic for players and fans alike, with the numbers lending weight to debates about who the world’s best players are.
Trent Alexander-Arnold was shown his new player ratings for the upcoming FIFA 21 game
The full-back was happy with his high rating of 87 which places him in the top 50 players
The Premier League winner, who plays his fair share of the virtual football game, was pleased overall but took aim at one of the statistics he was handed.
‘Yeah I’m happy, of course! 87. Wow, thats high!’, Alexander-Arnold told Dan Walker as he was shown his ratings card on Football Focus.
The Liverpool man was given a relatively low rating of 66 for his shooting despite showcasing his impressive ability in front of goal with three stunning free kicks in the Reds’ title-winning campaign.
‘Maybe they put that in there because it’s my squad number’ ‘(I scored) Four goals (last season) from full-back’, Alexander-Arnold joked.
The 21-year-old thought his shooting score of 66 he was given should have been higher
‘Maybe (the rating is harsh), I don’t know! I’m not going to challenge it too much. I would have liked it to be higher though!’
The gifted full-back netted sweetly-struck dead ball goals twice against Chelsea and once against Crystal Palace, as well as a neat finish from distance against Leicester last term.
Alexander-Arnold’s Liverpool team-mates Virgil van Dijk, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane were all given ratings of 90 for the new game, placing them inside the top 10 players overall.
The game is set to be released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and Microsoft Windows on October 9.
Alexander-Arnold showed his scoring ability with four goals last term, three of them free-kicks
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