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.

LEICESTER, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 26: Trent Alexander-Arnold of Liverpool celebrates scoring his sides fourth goal with Jordan Henderson and Andy Robertson during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Liverpool FC at The King Power Stadium on December 26, 2019 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

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.

 

LEICESTER, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 26: Trent Alexander-Arnold of Liverpool during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Liverpool FC at The King Power Stadium on December 26, 2019 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Visionhaus)

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.

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