'That's the difference': Rio Ferdinand makes bold claim involving Trent Alexander-Arnold
Rio Ferdinand has lauded Liverpool star Trent Alexander-Arnold for
The Premier League legend was speaking on Rio Ferdinand Presents FIVE in an end-of-season award special.
Alexander-Arnold has been sensational for Liverpool over the years and continues to get better and better.
He has already clocked up 220 competitive appearances for the Reds and has won multiple trophies.
However, Alexander-Arnold’s role in the England squad isn’t quite as secure.
The Reds academy graduate is one of several world-class right-backs available to Gareth Southgate.
Alexander-Arnold also missed Euro 2020 due to injury and is often up against Chelsea’s James for a starting spot.
“Breath of fresh air”
Ferdinand reckons the £160,000-a-week star has “taken assist levels to a new level”.
But he also believes James, his pick for Young Player of the Season, will go on to outscore Alexander-Arnold.
“(James) has got everything,” said Ferdinand.
“I think this kid, man… seriously, he’s got five goals, by the way, six assists.
“Trent Alexander-Arnold has taken assist levels to a new level.
“This kid, I reckon he’ll score more goals than someone like Trent.
“That’s the difference. He may not get as many assists but he’ll score more goals over the course of his career.
“This guy for me, he’s just a breath of fresh air.”
With the World Cup on the horizon, it remains to be seen who Southgate will choose at right-back.
Alexander-Arnold and James are both too good to remain at home instead of travelling to Qatar.
But then, in terms of who gets the nod in the starting XI, that’ll be interesting to see.
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