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'A cheat code'; Is Trent Alexander-Arnold the world's best after his Atletico Madrid display?

Some fans believe Trent Alexander-Arnold is quite comfortably the world’s best right-back after his display against Atletico Madrid. The Liverpool star tore them apart.

Liverpool hosted Atletico Madrid on Wednesday evening, knowing a win would put them through. In fact, the Reds chased four wins out of four for the very first time.

And they got it, of course. Liverpool raced into a 2-0 lead and an early bath for Atletico’s Felipe really sealed the deal. The second half was largely a procession, in fact, as the Reds waltzed to a win.

And if anyone deserves credit for beating Atletico, it’s Trent Alexander-Arnold. The Scouser created both goals with fantastic deliveries.

His first was a whipped cross that bounced flawlessly for Diogo Jota to head home. Alexander-Arnold took the entire Atletico defence out with the pass and it was simply world-class.

But there’s more debate about his second assist. Alexander-Arnold may have been shooting but the ball perfectly found Sadio Mane regardless. That made it 2-0 and, as it turns out, won the game.

This performance was Alexander-Arnold at his absolute best. He played more passes than anyone on the pitch, created four chances, got two assists and walked away with a clean sheet.

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So understandably, fans on Twitter were all over Alexander-Arnold after he helped beat Atletico.

Is Alexander-Arnold the world’s best after his Atletico display?

The way Alexander-Arnold took Atletico apart now has fans wondering if he’s the world’s best right-back. After all, no one else is producing what he can.

Now, for us, it’s not even a question. We’re talking about a 23-year-old who has won the Champions League and the Premier League. He’s broken records as a defender while winning both.

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Alexander-Arnold has won the PFA Young Player of the Year, made the UEFA and FIFPro Teams of the Year and received a Ballon d’Or nomination.

How many other full-backs can boast all of that? We certainly can’t think of any.

Alexander-Arnold beating Atletico doesn’t make him the world’s best because he was already that. His display merely reminded many of just how good he is.

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