Trent Alexander-Arnold is one of the best full-backs in FIFA 23, but he wasn’t happy after getting a first glimpse at his Ultimate Team card.
The latest instalment of EA Sports’ hit franchise launched worldwide on Friday, with player ratings the hottest topic every year.
Alexander-Arnold is a respectable 87 rating, which makes him the joint-second best in the game with Liverpool teammate Andy Robertson.
Manchester City star Joao Cancelo leads the way with the only 88-rated full-back card in the game. You get the feeling Alexander-Arnold wanted a similar rating.
Diogo Jota and Kostas Tsimikas dished out the ratings to their teammates for a video on Liverpool’s YouTube channel and approached Alexander-Arnold in the changing room.
Tsimikas hands the 23-year-old a game case with his stats on the back before revealing he is an 87 rating.
Alexander-Arnold stares at the case and then raises his head to take a look at a smiling Tsimikas.
“Shot is 69, bro. Physical is 73,” Tsimikas says as he puts his hand on Alexander-Arnold’s shoulder.
Jota does the same as Alexander-Arnold glares down the camera.
He has a defending and dribbling stat of 80, very respectable on the whole. Alexander-Arnold seems to take issue with his shooting stat and his pace downgrade more than anything.
The England international has a lethal right foot and has already scored an absolute screamer this season. He whipped in a long-range effort during Liverpool’s 9-0 win over Bournemouth in August.
Alexander-Arnold scored a screamer against Bournemouth. (Image Credit: Alamy)”Shot needs to be a bit more,” he declares as Jota and Tsimikas nod in agreement.
In FIFA 22, Alexander-Arnold’s card had 79 pace and this year it has 76 pace.
“So they think you got slower! Even Kostas is faster than you by the way,” Jota jokes to lighten the mood before saying Alexander-Arnold is one of the Reds’ highest-rated players. “88 I think,” he then replies.
It’s been a tough week for the Premier League winner, who didn’t feature for England during September’s international break.
Liverpool are currently eighth in the Premier League after a slow start to the campaign, registering two wins so far.
They return to action on Saturday afternoon against Brighton.