Trent Alexander-Arnold played in central midfielder when he was in the Liverpool Academy but his future as an attacking right-back is more promising.

The Scouser is well on his way to becoming a club legend and a Premier League great after his meteoric rise to the top of football and he’s showing no signs of slowing down.

He assisted 13 goals last season, one more than Andy Robertson who is five years his senior.

Andy Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold.

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His propensity for playing at right-back is undeniable and he is actually a lot stronger in defensive situations than he is given credit for, keeping the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Leroy Sane quiet in some of the biggest games of his career.

Given how good Alexander-Arnold has been at right-back over the last two years and considering how many quality midfielders Liverpool have, it seems prudent to leave the 20-year-old at fullback instead of damaging his development by moving him into central midfield.

 

There’s no doubt that he would be a fantastic midfielder and he would likely want to follow in his hero Steve Gerrard’s footsteps but if he stays at right-back he can become an all-time great in that position.

Trent Alexander-Arnold.

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Very top players had as meteoric a rise to stardom as Alexander-Arnold has and he needs to be afforded the chance to continue proving that he is as good as fullbacks come.

This season will be all about the Premier League for Liverpool after they won the Champions League last season and following their 97-point second-place finish in the 2018/19 campaign, they will be out to topple Manchester City this year.

Trent Alexander-Arnold will be key to any chances Liverpool have of winning silverware.

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