The evolution of Alexander-Arnold: From full-back to midfield maestro
On a recent episode of the ‘Premier League All Access’ podcast, pundit Scott Minto praised Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold for his outstanding performance against Malta on Friday.
Minto praised Alexander-Arnold’s ability to play in midfield, mentioning the player’s great passing abilities.
Minto said: “I thought Trent [Alexander-Arnold] was as silky as they come, his passing was brilliant.”
Minto praised the Liverpool defender for his smooth transition to a more forward role, emphasizing the impact he could have on the game from midfield.
This season, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has fully embraced the concept of Alexander-Arnold as the team’s primary playmaker, confirming the 25-year-old’s role as a midfielder in possession and a defender out of it.
While some argue that Liverpool will miss Alexander-Arnold’s presence out wide, Minto and others believe that his new role will become an important part of the team’s plan. England boss Gareth Southgate has been accused of underutilizing Alexander-Arnold in previous years, opting to play him in midfield.
However, with Klopp’s commitment to the new position, Alexander-Arnold’s future as an essential playmaker for both Liverpool and England appears to be taking form.
Minto’s views on Alexander-Arnold’s immaculate performance against Malta show the player’s flexibility and potential effect in his new role.
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