Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold goes toe-to-toe with world chess champion

first_img silverware Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury MONEY Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Carlsen is the world chess champion Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move “Technology is playing an increasingly important role in the life of a footballer and I guess that is true across most sports now. Although it may go down as a 1-0 loss, I will be practising more and maybe there will be a rematch.”Alexander-Arnold at least proved more of a match for Carlsen than Microsoft founder Bill Gates, who was beaten in nine moves.The England defender received coaching from two of the country’s most promising young chess players, Kyan Bui, 12, and Shreyas Royal, nine. Alexander-Arnold is a man of many talents Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade 2 Alexander-Arnold, who played in the match organised by the Kaspersky Lab and World Chess to promote the forthcoming World Chess Championship, said he was “proud” of his performance and hopes to inspire more young people to take up the game.He added: “This whole experience has been an eye-opener, not only into just how much goes into becoming great at the game but also seeing the similarities between it and the sport I love, football.“Football and chess can seem like polar sporting opposites, but there are so many similarities with the modern game. LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS BEST OF center_img RANKED Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions ADVICE REVEALED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Liverpool’s ‘Grandmaster’ Trent Alexander-Arnold met his match against world chess champion Magnus Carlsen on Monday.The full-back, who turned 20 on Sunday, lost by checkmate to Carlsen in a match in Manchester which lasted five minutes and involved 17 moves. 2 England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won huge blow REVEALED last_img read more