Gary Lineker has called Liverpool star Trent Alexander-Arnold the best right-back in world football on his personal Twitter account.
The young defender got Lineker’s seal of approval when a football-related account tried to suggest Real Madrid ace, Dani Carvajal, for the mantle.
Alexander-Arnold has a long way to go in order to emulate the Spaniard’s trophy-haul.
The 28-year-old has won four Champions League titles, one Copa del Rey and one La Liga crown with Los Blancos.
Carvajal has played 269 times for Real Madrid and has registered 45 assists during that time.
He is undoubtedly one of the world’s finest right-backs but Lineker thinks Alexander-Arnold is better.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) March 30, 2020
In 125 appearances for Liverpool, Alexander-Arnold has already registered 34 assists.
He will almost certainly surpass Cavaljal’s assist haul far quicker and it’s not completely stupid for Lineker to suggest his opinion.
The Liverpool ace has been mesmerising at times and with that in mind, he’s right to be involved in the world’s best discussion.
Alexander-Arnold, in tandem with Andy Robertson on the other side, have contributed to Liverpool’s formidable form.
He is quick, elegant and his array of passing has been quite simply superb.
Lineker played with some great players during his career and it’s not the first time he has heaped praise on the Liverpool man.
Although some might consider Alexander-Arnold still inferior to Carvajal at this stage; it seems clear that he is well on course to emulate him on a personal level.
Whether Liverpool can dominate as Zinedine Zidane’s Real Madrid have done in recent years remains to be seen.
If they can, Alexander-Arnold could well get his hands on plenty more trophies during his career.