Cape Town - Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold insists he is
"a defender first and foremost" after being compared to Manchester
City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne by Jamie Carragher.
The England international has made a bright start to his
third full season in the Premier League, scoring a brilliant goal against
Chelsea as well as providing three assists.
The comparison was drawn with De Bruyne, who has also made a
stunning start to this campaign, with eight assists already.
Carragher suggested that the defender's passing ability and
vision could see him take up a midfield role and become Liverpool's equivalent
of De Bruyne.
He said: "People talk about the future and could he
come into midfield and be a Kevin De Bruyne type player.
"He has more quality
than Liverpool's midfield players and you think about the crosses that De
Bruyne puts in from the right midfield position and maybe that's a position
where Trent could play."
However, Alexander-Arnold has revealed he is fully focused
on becoming one of the best defenders in the world, reports the Manchester
"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," he
said while on international duty with England.
"I just want to play football and if a manager decides
he wants to use me as a 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 travel to Manchester United this weekend as they look to maintain their lead at the summit of the Premier League table.
- TeamTalk Media