Jamie Carragher gives Trent Alexander-Arnold midfield verdict

Jamie Carragher has given his verdict on the possibility of moving Trent Alexander-Arnold into midfield.

Alexander-Arnold starred for Liverpool as his side managed to rescue a point against Manchester City, with the 25-year-old bagging the all important equaliser 10 minutes from time.

What defined the Englishman's display was his movement into midfield, drifting into the centre of the park as an inverted full-back.

This has once again sparked the debate over whether Alexander-Arnold should make the permanent switch into central midfield - a position he was utilised in by England manager Gareth Southgate during the international break.

And Carragher has shared his beliefs on how Jurgen Klopp should go about evolving his role, recognising the need for a successor to come in to fill the void at right-back.

“I think the closest you could get with Jurgen Klopp is, Liverpool have never really had back-up for Trent in terms of a right-back. It’s Joe Gomez, who’s really a centre-back,” the Sky Sports pundit explained.

“It's difficult to get back-up because he’s such a good player and he’s always going to play.

“But, for me, going forward, I would love Liverpool to acquire a top-quality right-back, not a young kid coming through, and in some games say [to Alexander-Arnold]: ‘We’re going to push you forward today. We’ll have someone else that deals with the winger, one v one.’

“I think that could be a progression for Liverpool and Trent, if he gets more games in midfield."

Carragher also highlighted Alexander-Arnold's standout attributes that would make him an incredibly useful asset in midfield for Liverpool - offering comparisons to a certain former Reds skipper.

He added: "The goal he scores today, Liverpool haven’t had a player that can score from that range, apart from maybe Szoboszlai, since Steven Gerrard; once he gets 20-25 yards from goal, you think he’s got a chance of scoring.

"Basically, you want Trent on the ball, with time and space to get his head up, and there are very few passers of the ball better in world football.”

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