Bayern Munich star Alphonso Davies has selected Liverpool right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold in his World XI.
Speaking for Topps and Match Attax, the Canada international put himself in at left-back, before choosing the 24-year-old Scouser for the opposite flank.
“I’m going with Trent Alexander-Arnold because I think he’s a top player,” said Davies.
“His attacking ability, his defensively ability and his crosses are insane – they’re really good. And this is why I’ve picked him.
“I haven’t yet played against him; hopefully we play against each other one day.
“I like how he plays. I like his style of play – and that’s why I picked him.”
Davies selects Trent for his World XI
Despite the criticism Alexander-Arnold receives, his peers still regard him as one of the best players in his position in world football.
Nearly everyone is in agreement over the full-back’s offensive abilities.
His range of passing is like that of Steven Gerrard and Xabi Alonso, and his crossing is unmatched in the modern game.
However, people are divided over his defensive acumen.
The 24-year-old has had a few performances over the past few seasons where he has struggled at the back.
Despite this, they have been nowhere near as bad – or as frequent – as rival fans make them out to be.
However, this season in particular, Alexander-Arnold has improved massively with his positioning, concentration and his tackling.
As a result, he has demonstrated he is one of the best full-backs in the world – and Davies is completely right in thinking so.