Former Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva has taken to Twitter to post about the Reds’ sensational full-back Trent Alexander-Arnold following his man-of-the-match performance against Leicester City on Boxing Day.
The European champions put Brendan Rodgers’ side to the sword in a 4-0 demolition job that saw Jurgen Klopp’s side claim their 17th league victory of the season. Alexander-Arnold was utterly dazzling as the 21-year-old scored his second league goal of the season whilst also adding two more assists to his growing individual chart.
The 21-year-old now has more assists (20) than any other Premier League player throughout 2019. Since the start of the 2018/19 season, Alexander-Arnold and fellow full-back Andrew Robertson have combined to produce 36 league assists.
The homegrown academy graduate has developed into the finest full-back in world football and is on course to help Liverpool claim their first league title since 1990.
Alexander-Arnold was also the youngest ever player in the history of European football to start in back-to-back Champions League finals.
After the victory that took Liverpool 13 points clear at the top of the league table, Leiva described the youngster as ‘world-class’ following yet another stellar performance.
World class laddddd https://t.co/26a91xesAf
— Lucas Leiva (@LucasLeiva87) December 27, 2019
What RTK has to say
There has been a long since raged debate as to where Alexander-Arnold’s unwavering talent is best utilised at Liverpool.
Many have thought his career path on Merseyside will mirror that of his boyhood hero Steven Gerrard making the leap from dynamic right-back to commanding central midfielder.
However, any previous notion of Alexander-Arnold changing position under Klopp have been swiftly put to bed.
Full-back has become the most physically demanding role in Klopp’s blueprint. There is no let-up for Alexander-Arnold who is expected to deliver at both ends of the field.
Being the best right back on the planet should be more than enough to satisfy Kopites that Alexander-Arnold’s future is safely protected at right-back.