Trent Alexander-Arnold has been lavished with praise following his world-class freekick against Watford.
At Vicarage Road on Saturday, the 20-year-old curled in a beautiful set-piece into the top corner of Ben Foster’s net, keeping the veteran keeper rooted to the spot in the process of our 3-0 win.
On Monday Night Football last night, France legend David Ginola singled out Trent for special praise, comparing him to David Beckham and suggesting he has the potential to become one of the world’s best.
“I like this player!” Ginola said, reported in the Metro.
“He has everything he needs to be one of the best [right backs in the world]. He’s fast, but he’s also a fast thinker. He creates things. He has pure talent. David Beckham was one of the best [at free-kicks], Trent looked like him with that goal.”
We’d argue that Trent has struggled at times this season, especially in terms of his crossing and his decision making – but his talent is undeniably jaw-dropping.
In his past two fixtures for England and Liverpool, he’s been named Man of the Match twice, which signals a turnaround in his form.
He’ll have an incredibly tough evening against PSG tomorrow evening of course, with Kylian Mbappe and Neymar both likely to be fit for the key Champions League clash.
A win in France will see us progress to the knockout stages, although we’d take a draw if it was offered!