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Andy Robertson calls Liverpool team-mate Trent Alexander-Arnold ‘the best full-back in the world’

‘He loves thinking he can move into midfield: Andy Robertson calls Trent Alexander-Arnold ‘the best full-back in the world’… but reveals Liverpool team-mate sees his future position elsewhere on the pitch

  • Liverpool pair Andy Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold shone this season
  • Robertson believes his team-mate is currently the best in the world at full-back
  • He revealed Alexander-Arnold was keen on moving into midfield in his career 

Andy Robertson has labelled Liverpool team-mate Trent Alexander-Arnold as the best full-back in the world at the age of just 21 – and suggested the homegrown star could have a future in midfield.

The pair have helped redefine the role over the past two seasons as Liverpool won the Champions League, Club World Cup and established a 25-point lead in the Premier League this campaign.

Robertson also revealed the England international had his eyes on a future role in the heart of Liverpool’s midfield. 

Andy Robertson (L) and Trent Alexander-Arnold (R) have shone at full-back for Liverpool

Robertson told That Peter Crouch Podcast: ”It is amazing to be part of it with me and Trent. Trent for me is probably the best full back in the world. It’s mad to think he’s only 21, he’ll just go from strength to strength,’

‘A lot of people can say he can play midfield. I don’t want to talk him up too much because he loves thinking he can move into midfield!’ Robertson said.

‘Hendo and the rest give him pelters for it! Technically he is more than capable, his range of passing, his awareness, he can do it.

‘But whether he wants to make that move he’ll maybe need to decide at one point but for what he is doing just now, best in the world in his position and I don’t know why he’d want to change.’

Captain Jordan Henderson had reportedly joked about Alexander-Arnold's midfield dream

Captain Jordan Henderson had reportedly joked about Alexander-Arnold’s midfield dream

Robertson also expanded on how the pair help push each other to improve in training sessions, with the Scotsman creating seven goals this year and his young colleague 12. 

He added: ‘One hundred percent, we bring the best out of each other. We have small competitions that doesn’t have anything on it – the fact we can try and go and get one over on each other is enough for us.

“We want to beat each other and also give the best to the team.

‘We did it last season, we had joint 25 assists between us in the Premier League, to produce the numbers and create goals for the team, obviously healthy competition is proving well for both of us.’

Robertson has provided an incredible number of goals from full-back since joining Liverpool

Robertson has provided an incredible number of goals from full-back since joining Liverpool

The performances of the pair have also helped shift perceptions of the full-back role and how it can be an attacking weapon. 

Robertson added:’I ended up there because I was a failed striker, a failed central midfielder, a failed winger and back to full-back.

‘Now we can be involved in the game, we can come from deep. I think a lot of players have changed that. 

‘In this league we have so many attacking full-backs that are doing so well that it has maybe made it more favourable than it once was.’

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