England manager Gareth Southgate has praised Reds full-back Trent Alexander-Arnold – hinting that he believes the man from West Derby could have a big future ahead of him at international level.
All season long, we’ve watched Trent’s pinpoint crosses, not least in that semi-final second-leg against Barcelona in the Champions League, where his quick-thinking saw Divock Origi score from a set-piece, and now he has shown that on the international stage too, excelling against Switzerland on Sunday.
Southgate says Trent is already ‘fantastic’, but while he still has things to work on, he’s on the right path – we couldn’t agree more.
According to the Independent, Southgate said: “He was very good in terms of his use of the ball. His technique for his crossing is fantastic.
“There’s still a bit to do defensively on positioning and awareness, but he’s had some fantastic experiences already in a very short career. He’s heading in a really good trajectory.
“He knows the quality he brings, and the way Liverpool like to play by turning teams, and the quality of his forward passing in behind opposition is a huge asset for them.”
Clearly, Trent is going to have a fantastic career. He is already arguably the best right-back in the world on current form, and he is still only 20 years young.
Next season, he will push on again and get even better, which is a really exciting thought.