‘I once said how people don’t grow up wanting to be Gary Neville but I think a lad from Liverpool will change that’: Trent Alexander-Arnold will eclipse Manchester United legend as Premier League’s best-ever right back, believes Jamie Carragher
- Trent Alexander-Arnold is regarded as one of the best right-backs already
- The 21-year-old’s honours include the Champions League FIFA Club World Cup
- Jamie Carragher believes he can surpass Premier League legend Gary Neville
Trent Alexander-Arnold has been backed to become the Premier League‘s best right-back in history, surpassing Gary Neville.
That’s the view of Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher who believes Alexander-Arnold will change the perception of that position.
The 21-year-old has enjoyed a sublime start to his professional career, having won the Champions League, FIFA Club World Cup and UEFA Super Cup, and standing on the brink of winning the Premier League once the season is able to be completed.
Trent Alexander-Arnold has been backed to become the best Premier League right-back ever
That’s the view of Jamie Carragher who feels he can surpass Gary Neville (pictured)
Carragher says Alexander-Arnold will change the perception of playing at right-back forever
As well as contributing to Liverpool’s outstanding back-line, Alexander-Arnold’s creativity and technical ability is the equal to most midfielders, and he is redefining the position. He has a whopping 12 assists from 29 league games this season.
Alexander-Arnold has a long way to go to emulate Neville, who won 17 major honours with Manchester United, but Carragher believes he will surpass the level of his former rival and now Sky colleague.
‘I think there is a young lad at Liverpool who will take that mantle from Neville,’ Carragher told Sky Sports.
‘I once said how people don’t grow up wanting to be Gary Neville but I think a lad from Liverpool will change that.’
Alexander-Arnold has been a virtual ever-present under Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp since he broke through into the first team in 2016.
The England international has made 40 appearances in all competitions for the Reds this season, before it was halted indefinitely due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Alexander-Arnold has won three major honours – including last season’s Champions League