Trent Alexander-Arnold is one of Liverpool’s best creative talents, if not the best. The Scouser in our team has been sensational since his debut three years ago; coming on leaps and bounds, he has played in successive Champions League finals (winning one) and has been shortlisted for the Ballon d’Or. Stats have put Trent Alexander-Arnold ahead of Kevin de Bruyne and Steven Gerrard. Trent is a midfielder – when will Klopp make the change?
Sunday saw another vintage Alexander-Arnold performance. The Scouser was at the top of his game, showcasing his full range of passing and delivering crosses that veteran wingers can only dream of whipping in. The Reds won 2-1 against Spurs, a vital penalty won after Trent smashed the ball long into Sadio Mane’s path – the Senegalese winger was subsequently chopped down by Serge Aurier.
Against Spurs, Trent overtook Kevin de Bruyne in the Premier League key passes chart. The Scouser has now made 37 key passes in comparison to the Belgian’s 36. This is a phenomenal stat. The Man City playmaker is lauded as arguably the best creative passer in the world right now, yet he is being outshone by a kid barely 21 years old that is playing at right back. How many more chances would Trent have made playing centre midfield?
Aged just 21, the Reds right back made his 99th appearance for the club at the weekend – this is more games than Steven Gerrard had played for Liverpool at the same age (via The Guardian). When Stevie G first broke into the first team he played on the wing before he was moved into the centre of the park – Trent could follow suit.
The fact that Trent Alexander-Arnold is outpassing Kevin De Bruyne and ahead of Steven Gerrard is phenomenal. He could become one of the Reds greatest ever midfielders, the question is: when will Jürgen Klopp make the change?