BBC pundit Alan Shearer has been giving his thoughts on Trent Alexander-Arnold and believes that he will become the best set-piece taker in football over the course of the next ten years.
The Lowdown: Huge potential
The 23-year-old, who has already made 216 appearances for the Reds since making his first-team debut back in 2016, has solidified his place in Jurgen Klopp’s starting XI and is now regarded as one of the best full-backs in Europe.
The former Newcastle striker claims that despite the 16-time international still being at such a young age, he expects him to become an even better player in years to come and even break some records.
The Latest: Shearer’s praise
When speaking to BBC Sounds, Shearer said:
“If we sit here again in 10 years time, then Trent, I am certain, will be number one [set-piece taker].
“For free kicks he’s scored four, 45 assists. He’s only 23, he’s excellent. He’s brilliant.”
The Verdict: A star in the making
The £72m-rated talisman has already made a huge impact on this current Liverpool team and as someone who has bags of potential, is an absolute star in the making.
The right-back has registered 12 assists in just 27 outings so far this season, as per Transfermarkt, which not only makes him the highest-ranked player in the league for total number of assists, but also means that he has now set up a goal against each of the current 19 Premier League teams.
Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher previously labelled Alexander-Arnold as a “huge creative force”, and there’s no doubt that he will continue to make remarkable progress and be the future of the Anfield outfit.
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