We may see a position change for Trent Alexander-Arnold to allow Ki-Jana Hoever to progress.

The Dutch teenager scored his first goal for the Reds in their 2-0 win over MK Dons. But the goal aside, he’s clearly a huge talent and one Liverpool will have high hopes for.

Trent Alexander-Arnold

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But there’s one glaringly obvious problem – Liverpool already have an elite right-back and he’s still young himself.

Alexander-Arnold may well be the best around right now. He’s the record holder for assists from a defender in the Premier League, part of the league’s tightest defence, and capable of moments like against Barcelona last season.

Ki-Jana Hoever

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And at 20 years old, he could hold the role down for over a decade.


But that’s not necessarily a good thing if it prevents Hoever from breaking through. Perhaps the teenager could move to centre-back, but both Joe Gomez and Sepp van den Berg have their sights there.

Perhaps the best option, then, is for Alexander-Arnold to move position for Hoever.

Jurgen Klopp, Trent Alexander-Arnold

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He used to play centre midfield in the youth set up and he may well be the natural successor to Jordan Henderson. Henderson has played a much more advanced, wider role in midfield and it could suit Alexander-Arnold.

It’s a gamble but it would allow another incredibly talented kid into the first-team. If Alexander-Arnold can still perform there, it’s the answer Liverpool are looking for.

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