Gary Lineker has claimed that he wants to see Liverpool right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold play in a midfield role.
The 21-year-old has gone from Reds academy graduate to superstar at Anfield in the past couple of years and is now regarded as one of the world’s best right-backs.
He helped Jurgen Klopp’s team beat Genk 2-1 on Tuesday night in the Champions League group stages and was his usual attacking threat from the right flank.
Him and opposite full-back Andy Robertson have been two of Liverpool’s great attaching threats in recent times, as they have such a licence to go forward.
Alexander-Arnold did play as a midfielder during his development as a youngster and his world-class crossing ability is clear to see.
Lineker wants to see the England international move to the centre of the park given his quality on the ball and feels he can slot into a position like Manchester City’s chief creator Kevin De Bruyne.
“Would love to see Trent Alexander-Arnold play a similar role to Kevin De Bruyne,” Lineker wrote on his personal Twitter account.
Alexander-Arnold definitely has the tools to drop into a midfield role and aged 21 there is still plenty of time for his game to develop.
But right now he’s still proving to be such a main creative threat for Klopp’s team and it would seem odd to move him when he’s impacting games so much.
He’s usually got so much space on the right flank and when he picks his head up he’s got such an accurate delivery into the penalty area.