LIVERPOOL fans leapt to the defence of Trent Alexander-Arnold after Reece James' outing against Real Madrid.
The Chelsea defender struggled to contain Los Blancos winger Vinicius Jr throughout the Champions League clash.
The Blues were beaten 2-0 by the LaLiga giants on Wednesday ahead of the second leg at Stamford Bridge next week.
During the match, James was repeatedly beaten by the Brazilian as he struggled to deal with the winger's pace and trickery.
And Liverpool fans were quick to jump at his performance after Alexander-Arnold was heavily criticised when he was tasked with marking Vinicius.
One fan tweeted: "Notice nobody has mentioned this Reece James performance so far cos if it was Trent dropping the performance… the dialogue would be very different. Interesting observation."
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A second commented: "Reece James getting torn apart by Vinicius but you won't hear about it because it's not Trent."
A third wrote: "Reece James and Ben Chilwell being destroyed by Real Madrid tonight, with the latter now sent off.
"And it's all Trent Alexander-Arnold's fault, of course."
A fourth said: "Lots of abuse for Trent when he has played against Vini. Curious to hear the experts' opinion on Reece James performance tonight."
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While a fifth added: "Vinicius Jr just had Reece James on toast again, but zero commentator criticism because his name isn’t Trent Alexander-Arnold."
Alexander-Arnold has been scrutinized this season following his inconsistent performances for Liverpool.
The 24-year-old has been hammered by the likes of Roy Keane and Gary Neville.
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