The former manager believes that the 22-year-old gets exploited defensively from time-to-time.
Sherwood provided an example from last weekend's Premier League clash against Tottenham Hotspur, which took place in North London, to back up his argument.
“They (Tottenham) were making runs in-behind him and I thought it caused them a problem on the switch.”
ANFIELD WATCH VERDICT
We agree with Sherwood that Alexander-Arnold is a superb player going forward. The right-back has found the back of the net 12 times and registered 54 assists in 198 appearances for Liverpool's first-team.
We also agree with Sherwood that Alexander-Arnold can be exposed defensively. The reality is, the 22-year-old does play very high up the pitch, so he will leave space in behind from time-to-time.
Also, it is worth pointing out that Alexander-Arnold was a midfielder as a junior. Therefore, the Scouser is still learning about the art of defending.
With that being the case, we strongly believe that Alexander-Arnold will continue to improve his game over time.