Liverpool are in a uniquely strong position at the moment. They not only boast one of the strongest squads in world football but the squad in question still have at least a few years left together before a transition is needed. One player in particular, the right back, poses the most interesting question of all. Liverpool could actually benefit from Aaron Wan-Bissaka starting for England at the Euros.
The right back slot for England is stacked with talent but has one clear favourite: Trent Alexander-Arnold.
The Scouser in our team is by far and away the best full back in world football at the minute, he has just equalled his own record for assists from defence in a Premier League season and it’s only just turned March.
However, one question that is constantly asked of the lad is ‘where does his future lie?’
Trent came through the youth ranks as a centre midfielder before he revolutionised the full back role. His passing range and vision have inevitably led to calls for him to reprise his academy position.
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This is where the Red Devils’ defender comes in – if Aaron Wan-Bissaka starts at right back for England, Gareth Southgate could use Trent in centre midfield.
If our full back gets experience as a first team midfielder, particularly at international level, then Jürgen Klopp could get some idea of whether he can cut the mustard in Liverpool’s engine room.
We already have a young deputy to Trent rising through the ranks in Neco Williams, it would be a shame to see the Welshman under utilised.
Klopp could kill two birds with one stone by moving Alexander-Arnold further forward: he can get the most out of his playmaker whilst also bringing through another youth player.
Seeing Trent play in midfield for England could be the assurance that the German boss needs. Aaron Wan-Bissaka starting for the Three Lions could be a big step towards this.