Gary Lineker has predicted that Liverpool youngster Trent Alexander-Arnold will one day retire having made 100 appearances for England as a midfielder.
Given Liverpool beat Paris Saint-Germain 3-2 in the dying minutes of the game courtesy of a fantastic goal from Roberto Firmino, the Brazilian will be earning all the plaudits and stealing all the headlines.
But, one player who deserves immense credit is young Trent Alexander-Arnold. Playing against a world-class talent in Neymar, the fullback was uber composed and looked at times as though he is a seasoned veteran and not an inexperienced academy graduate.
And Gary Lineker believes he has a long future with the England national team but playing as a midfielder and not as a right back.
Trent went to the FIFA World Cup in Russia after impressing Gareth Southgate during the Reds’ thrilling journey to the Champions League final last season. With his fledgeling career with the Three Lions promising as it is, what Gary Lineker has said about him is intriguing.
He wrote on Twitter: “Young Trent Alexander-Arnold is special. Can see him playing a 100 games for England….in midfield.”
The 19-year-old has the technique, attacking desire and discipline to succeed in the engine room but as Rousing the Kop’s Matthew Sinton wrote a month ago, it might be wise to keep Trent as a fullback at club level.
What do you think? Should Trent keep developing and continue on the path to becoming a world class attacking fullback or move further forward into midfield?