Jamie Carragher has likened Trent Alexander-Arnold to former Liverpool teammate Steven Gerrard, and claims he has made the right-back position “sexy” again.
The 21-year-old has been pivotal to Liverpool’s success this season, with his three goals and 12 assists helping fire Jurgen Klopp’s side to their first league title in 30 years.
“He is the most creative player in the best team in Europe, and he is a 21-year-old lad from Liverpool playing at right-back,” Carragher told the Liverpool Echo.
“It just shows you what he has actually done to the position. He has made the position sexy again shall we say after Gary Neville made it very unsexy!”
The former Liverpool defender added: “He looks a very level-headed lad, he’s been brilliant, hasn’t he?
“To be honest, he reminds me of Stevie Gerrard in some ways. Yes, they are good players at the academy, but no-one could ever know for certain what could happen in the first team.
“Now Stevie was a great player as a kid, but no-one would have said he would be the best midfielder in the world. And Trent may even be the best right-back in the world now. No-one would have said that when he was 16 or 17.
“They would have known they had a special player, but sometimes when you go into the first team, people just completely take-off and before you know they are one of the top players in the world. And that is what has happened to Trent.
“I think he tells a story when he played against a winger against Manchester United when he was 15 or 16, and he was given a really tough time in a youth game, and he’d never played there before, and it was a position he was getting used to.
“That shows you the development and improvement in him. And he has just completely taken off now where he is the most creative player.”