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Trent Alexander-Arnold is "like Beckham and De Bruyne, but at right-back"

Gary Neville enthused about the Liverpool defender, "He's the best passer of the ball at right-back that I have ever seen".

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Trent Alexander-Arnold is "like Beckham and De Bruyne, but at right-back"
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Trent Alexander-Arnold is regarded as one of the best full-backs in the game right now. To be more precises, he is one of the best right-backs in world football, and his impact on Liverpool's game and results is glaringly easy to see. Liverpool born and bred and a product of the club's youth system, Trent has spent fours seasons in the first team squad, he has attracted a host of admirers and his most recent performance, against Leeds at the weekend, prompted heaps of praise from the national media. Last season, he broke his own record for the number of assists by a defender in the Premier League, ending the campaign on 13.

Trent playing out of position with England

At Sky Sports, players-turned-pundits Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville don't often agree on much but they are both equally as enthusiastic about Alexander-Arnold and feel that England coach Gareth Southgate is wrong to field Alexander-Arnold in a midfield role for the national team. "Trent is a full-back and he's creating so much in that position, there's no need to change it at all. Why would you? It's madness to me".

Gary Neville also prefers to see the 22-year-old playing in his natural position, and highlighted his qualities by comparing him to two of the greats of the Premier League: "He's the best passer of a ball at right-back that I've ever seen. He's David Beckham and Kevin De Bruyne at right-back. I loved him against Leeds. He was breathtaking".