Gary Lineker has labelled Trent Alexander-Arnold as the best passer in English football after the Liverpool defender once again impressed in a midfield role.
Speaking on Match of the Day, the pundit was full of praise for the 24-year-old after Alexander-Arnold played a key role in extending Liverpool’s winning streak to three games, with the defender assisting the opener in a 2-1 victory against West Ham.
Liverpool’s spike in recent form has come at a time when Jurgen Klopp has converted Alexander-Arnold into something akin to an inverted fullback, with the England international playing a more central role for the Reds in a decision that has yielded fantastic results.
It still might be too late for Liverpool to qualify for top-four, but Alexander-Arnold’s new role has again proved pivotal for the Reds, and Lineker believes that the Merseyside star is now the best passer in the country having taken West Ham to the cleaners this week.
The Match of the Day host said on the Liverpool star: “He’s the best passer in English football. He’s gradually drifted in the position he was born to play and that he played for most of his childhood.”
Lineker is bang on the money about Alexander-Arnold
Alexander-Arnold’s rise in form is no coincidence since his move into midfield, with the position change something many fans had hoped to see one time during the fullback’s career, and it could be soon when we finally see the defender play in the role on a full-time basis.
The defender was again sensational against West Ham, and whilst Lineker’s claim that Alexander-Arnold is the best passer in England is a lofty one, the England legend is bang on with his praise of the Liverpool star, who has been a revelation in recent weeks for Klopp’s side.