Former Manchester United captain Gary Neville says he was taken aback by Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold’s passing display against Leeds on Sunday.
The 22-year-old was spraying balls right across the pitch at Elland Road, and Neville has compared him to his former teammate David Beckham and Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne:
“He’s the best passer of a ball at right-back that I’ve ever seen. He’s David Beckham and Kevin De Bruyne at right-back. I loved him against Leeds. He was breathtaking.”
Alexander-Arnold’s ability on the ball is clearly up there with the best in the league, as Neville points out himself, and he is a key playmaker for the Reds.
His assist for the opening goal against Leeds was his second in four league games so far, and he will surely get into double figures once more for creating goals this campaign.
Some critics felt that Alexander-Arnold’s form did dip somewhat last season, but he still ended the campaign with nine assists in all competitions.
While there are those who continue to question his ability to defend, Liverpool fans will simply be enjoying what he offers to the team going forward.