Gary Neville on Trent Alexander-Arnold: Absolutely out of this world
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Trent Alexander-Arnold was one of the best individuals in Liverpool's victory over Leicester City last night. The great right-back scored a phenomenal goal from a free kick and showed once again what a quality player he is.
Garry Neville was particularly impressed with him and had something to say after the game: ‘This is out of this world, absolutely out of this world,’-Neville said, as quoted by METRO ‘His ability on the ball and what he’s doing in terms of his contribution to Liverpool’s attack is absolutely unprecedented.
I’ve never seen a full-back have an impact on a team like he does from a point of view of attacking play. It’s just sometimes in those games where he gets caught one-on-one, or he just looks like he doesn’t do the basics well away from home or a massive match in Europe.'
Gary Neville on Alexander Arnold and his defensive characteristics
Neville also talked about his defensive characteristics, which are not Arnold's greatest advantage. However, Neville believes Alexander-Arnold has the potential to be the best right-back ever.
‘The bit where you just think, if he was just half a decent defender he would be one of the greatest full-backs of all-time and he still can be. At the moment he’s not even in the England squad, by the way. That player we’ve just seen tonight, spraying the ball all over the pitch, pinging one in from 30 yards, can’t get in the England squad.
Something’s not quite right there. His ability is special.’ Jamie Carragher commented on Klopp's decision to push Alexander Arnold in the middle. This is where the qualities of this young player are best seen. ‘He’s along with Kevin De Bruyne, technically on the ball, crossing passing, free-kicks,’ said Carragher.
‘He looks re-energised. He looks absolutely over the moon that he’s playing in midfield, faster, more energetic, it’s given him a new lease of life.’