As a teenager, Trent Alexander-Arnold made his first-team debut and has since become a regular right-back known for his wide variety of long and short passes and strong midfield shots.
Although his defensive skills have been criticized, his attacking prowess makes him one of the best in the Premier League.
In the domestic league, he has been a double-digit assister since the 2018-19 season, with his assist count only dipping to nine this season. However, he has significantly improved since being given the false side-back role, providing seven assists in the last 10 games.
Despite not making much of an impact in his previous stint when he played as a midfielder for the first time in the past, he learned to play in midfield for his club and has since made a number of effective passes during England’s Euro qualifying campaign. This has led many to eagerly anticipate his potential switch to a midfield position.
Former Liverpool forward Robbie Fowler, who scored seven goals in 26 games for England, praised the player’s ability, citing Kevin De Bruyne and David Beckham among others. Fowler insists that he should be a regular player for England.
“Trent doesn’t need to reinvent the wheel!”
“If Trent Alexander-Arnold was put on the transfer list by Liverpool tomorrow, every top club in Europe would want to sign him,”
“Pep Guardiola would love him at Manchester City. Real Madrid, Barcelona, Paris St Germain and Bayern Munich exactly the same.
“That’s why I don’t buy into this theory that Trent has to reinvent himself if he is going to break into Gareth Southgate’s team. He excelled in midfield as England wiped the floor with Malta and North Macedonia in their two Euro qualifiers last week.”
“The big question now being asked by the pundits is whether he can do the business against some world-class opposition. But Alexander-Arnold is one of England’s best 11 footballers – whether he is operating as a full-back or a midfielder.”
“He should be one of the first names on Southgate’s team sheet. The quality he provides on the ball more than outweighs the defensive deficiencies that have been used as a big stick to beat him with.”
“The bottom line is that Alexander-Arnold gives England a creativity that they would otherwise be lacking.”
“The quality and range of his passing is up there with Kevin De Bruyne. When it comes to set-pieces, he is the best England have produced since David Beckham,”The Mirror