It was another stellar performance from Liverpool’s local hero Trent Alexander-Arnold. The Reds beat Brighton 2-1 at Anfield thanks to two headed goals from Virgil van Dijk, each of them assisted by the Scouser in our team. Such was the quality of the young man’s display, Garth Crooks has compared Trent Alexander-Arnold to Glenn Hoddle.

Garth Crooks has compared Trent Alexander-Arnold to Glenn Hoddle.

Garth Crooks has compared Trent Alexander-Arnold to Glenn Hoddle. (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/Getty Images)

The 21-year-old has five assists in the Premier League after bagging a brace against Brighton & Hove Albion. The prodigy was selected in Garth Crooks’ BBC Team of the Week. The expert wrote of the right back:

“I don’t think I have seen a young lad with the ability to place a dead ball precisely where he wants it to go – and with such quality – since Glenn Hoddle…His two assists for Van Dijk were just out of this world… I just wish Liverpool fans would chant his name more.”

What RTK has to say

First off, Garth – we have started to bring a song to life for the young lad: “The Scouser in our team, the Scouser in our team, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Trent Alexander-Arnold, the Scouser in our team.” We don’t have a lot to work with syllabically.

 

To compare Alexander-Arnold to Glenn Hoddle is high praise indeed, particularly given that the defender is just 21-years-old and his predecessor played as a midfielder.

Liverpool have struck gold with Trent. The local hero is truly revolutionising the full back role; he has become the Reds creator in chief despite playing in defence. When we played without him against Napoli we looked impotent in possession.

As the years go on people will stop comparing Trent to former greats as he is rapidly eclipsing each and every one of them. Instead, Trent will become the reference point himself.

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