Alexander-Arnold replies to claims he could become the next De Bruyne

Date published: Friday 11th October 2019 1:03

Liverpool full-back Trent Alexander-Arnold has played down comparisons to Manchester City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne, insisting that he will play wherever he is required to.

Former Reds defender Jamie Carragher previously claimed that he saw Alexander-Arnold, 20, becoming Jurgen Klopp’s key creative outlet in the next few years – similar to the role De Bruyne plays in Pep Guardiola’s side.

Alexander-Arnold is already an important source of assists for Liverpool, having added three this season to the 16 he notched 16 last term, but speaking to reporters while on international duty with England, the right-back was coy about a switch into midfield.

“Maybe one day it will happen, but right now the manager sees me as a right-back and that’s where I’m going to play,” Alexander-Arnold said.

“I just want to play football and if a manager decides he wants to use me as midfielder or a centre-back or a striker then that’s where I’ll play.



“I’m a defender first and foremost and then obviously I want to try and help the team create chances.”

Liverpool headed into the international break eight points clear at the top of the Premier League table having won all eight of their games so far, with the Reds facing a trip to Old Trafford to face Manchester United upon their return.

Former Reds goalkeeper Chris Kirkland has been speaking about the title race and believes Klopp’s men will pip City to the title this term having missed out by a point in the last campaign.


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