Trent Alexander-Arnold, a 25-year-old defender who has been playing as a false back since the middle of last season, moving up to right back when defending and to midfield when attacking, sometimes plays in a similar role for the England team and sometimes in midfield.
Liverpool, which had been suffering from a poor run of form, got back on track around Trent’s role change and finished 5th in the Premier League. This season, with new players in midfield, the team looks to have regained its strength, although it continues to limp along at the hands of Tottenham and Brighton.
The 25-year-old defender, who has entered a new era in his career, including being named vice-captain at the club, also sees the fact that he is playing more in midfield as a positive, and revealed that he is learning from his England colleagues.
“I have always felt I play the game a little differently than anyone else. It is hard to find people who play the game how I do, with my skill set.”
“I take little bits from different people. [Kevin] De Bruyne is someone I look at massively, James Maddison is exceptional at receiving the ball in tight spaces. Even just sharing the training pitch with Jude [Bellingham] and Declan [Rice], I am watching what they are doing and I can learn from them.”
“I ask them questions and have no shame in that, even though they are younger than me. If it makes me a better player then I will be laughing in the end.”Channel 4