Graeme Souness predicts that Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold could be used more as a midfielder later in his career.
Alexander-Arnold has established himself as one of Europe’s most exciting attacking full-backs and he has already equalled last season’s tally of 12 Premier League assists with five games still to play.
The England international showed glimpses of his talent again on Sunday as Liverpool beat Aston Villa 2-0 and Souness reckons he could play “anywhere in midfield” in for the champions.
“I think the boy could play anywhere in midfield,” Souness said on Sky Sports. “He started out as a central midfield player and then saw an opening at right-back.
“You would be reluctant to take him away from where he is because a large part of Liverpool’s attacking play comes from him and [Andrew] Robertson. They have high energy levels, and when they get into the last third, they can deliver.
“Looking at it now, you’ve just won the league, you are the current European and world champions, so if it ain’t broken, why try to fix it?
“But the modern defender today, at the top clubs, has to be able to take the ball and play and deliver in the final third, so why not?”