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Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold welcomes Kevin de Bruyne comparison and eyes midfield role

Trent Alexander-Arnold
is able to play in any place for Liverpool (Picture: Getty Images)

Liverpool and England right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold has welcomed comparisons with Manchester City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne and is open to play in any place he is requested to.

The 21-year-old has develop into a artistic drive for Liverpool from his role at full-back, offering 12 assists final season within the Premier League and creating two targets already this marketing campaign.

De Bruyne leads the best way by way of assists this season, with an unbelievable eight to his title already for the champions, however such is the artistic potential of Alexander-Arnold from defence, that Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher advised he may transfer right into a midfield role just like the Belgian at City.

Alexander-Arnold is very happy to tackle that role if requested of him, however is finally completely satisfied simply to be performing for the Champions League winners and his nation, in any place.

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‘Obviously I’m a defender first and foremost, then I need to strive and assist the workforce create possibilities,’ mentioned the Liverpool man.

‘There are different positions, different types of players, but that’s his viewpoint. Maybe at some point that may occur.

‘For now the manager has decided I’m a proper again. That’s the place I’ll play. I’m actually not fussed the place I play.

‘I just want to play . If a manager decides to use me in midfield, or as a centre-back or a striker then that’s the place I’ll play.’

Carragher believes that he ought to keep in his role at right-back for now, given the excellent type he has been in over the past 18 months, however {that a} extra superior place is prone to come sooner or later.

‘His strengths are that he can handle the ball and he is the most creative player in the team, just look at his assists,’ mentioned Carragher.

Kevin De Bruyne
Kevin De Bruyne has been in super type for City this season (Picture: Getty Images)

‘People talk about the future and could he come into midfield and be a Kevin De Bruyne type player and he has more quality now that Liverpool’s midfield gamers and you concentrate on the crosses that De Bruyne places in from the best midfield place and possibly that’s a place the place Trent may play.

‘But at the moment you wouldn’t take into consideration transferring place as a result of he is taking part in so properly.’

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Alexander-Arnold, who’s within the England squad for his or her video games with Czech Republic and Bulgaria within the coming days, says that his soccer role mannequin was a midfielder, somewhat than a defender, in Reds legend .

‘[I modelled myself on] Gerrard, actually. Everything about his sport I at all times admired. I at all times studied him and needed to be like him.

‘It’s possibly not that vital to match as a result of at a younger age, you haven’t achieved the issues these sorts of gamers have. It’s troublesome to say whether or not you’ll or received’t. Who is aware of?

‘For now, it’s about having an open thoughts and wanting to realize these sorts of ranges, desirous to be these sorts of gamers, wanting to succeed in the degrees they’ve reached.

‘Being regarded in the same bracket as them is something the best players want.’

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