Liverpool right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold has responded to claims that he could become a midfielder in future, after Match of the Day host Gary Lineker claimed he could see him playing a similar role to Manchester City playmaker Kevin De Bruyne.
The former England striker tweeted that he'd love to see Alexander-Arnold play like the Belgium international following a wonderful pass against Genk in the Champions League.
Despite starting in defence, the 21-year-old has proved to be one of Liverpool and England's most creative players, providing 12 Premier League assists last season and constantly being a threat when roaming forward.
His proficiency at right-back has helped Liverpool to no end, and Alexander-Arnold jokingly tweeted that he's looking to master 'one position at a time'.
One position at a time https://t.co/0TZyHoBb2C— Trent Alexander-Arnold (@trentaa98) November 6, 2019
The academy product burst into the media spotlight with a free-kick against Hoffenheim in the Champions League back in 2017, and has quickly established himself as one of the first names on Jurgen Klopp's team sheet.
His role in Liverpool's attack led to the initial calls to be played higher up the pitch to start with, though ultimately his crossing ability from deep positions could be the key behind his efficient chance creation.
Alexander-Arnold and De Bruyne are set to face one another in what could be an early season-title decider this Sunday. While the right-back will likely face his biggest defensive test of the campaign so far, City's defence will no doubt face a challenge in keeping Alexander-Arnold and his teammates under wraps.
💯Congratulations to Trent Alexander-Arnold who made his 100th Liverpool appearance today at the age of just 21 and 36 days!— 90min (@90min_Football) November 2, 2019
In that time he's:
🏆 Won the Champions League
🎯 Got the most assists in a PL season
🎯 Become the youngest player to get 3 assists in 1 PL game pic.twitter.com/Uph9OVd9WQ
Liverpool are currently six points clear at the top of the Premier League, and victory over Pep Guardiola's side at the weekend would be a huge boost to the Reds' hopes of winning a first league title since 1990.
City are without a win at Anfield since 2003, and head to Merseyside knowing this is probably the toughest iteration of Liverpool they could possibly play.
Source : 90min