Glen Johnson has claimed that Liverpool youngster Trent Alexander-Arnold already plays like he’s got 15 years of experience in the English top-flight.
The 21-year-old is a product that has come through the Reds academy and he’s now made 121 senior appearances for them.
He’s an ever-present in Jurgen Klopp’s XI and is set to win his first Premier League crown, as the Merseyside outfit romp towards the title this season.
The England international also starred in a Liverpool team that won the Champions League last season too and he’s regarded as one of the best youngsters in the world.
Alexander-Arnold is already one of the very best right-backs considering his performances in the past couple of years and he’s so vital to his team’s system.
The attack-minded full-back has 12 assists to his name already this campaign across all competitions and he usually delivers excellent crossing into the penalty area for his teammates.
Former Liverpool defender Johnson believes that he’s already got great experience to his game and hailed his maturity for such a young player.
“He is obviously a very young kid not been around that long, but he plays like he’s been playing in the Premier League for 15 years,” Johnson told Sky Sports Main Event channel (10:10pm, 18 February).
“As long as he keeps learning the game and has the same love and passion that he’s shown so far then I don’t think anything can stop him.”
Alexander-Arnold is already arguably the best in his position in the entire world and to achieve that at the age of 21 is a scary prospects.
There are suggestions that he could move into midfield later in his career, but for now he’s so lethal down the right channel from a full-back area and it would be odd to change that.
His crossing was unusually off during a 1-0 defeat to Atletico Madrid on Tuesday night in the Champions League last-16 tie first leg, but he’s enjoyed a superb individual campaign like so many of his teammates and there aren’t many full-backs in the league close to him right now.