Trent Alexander-Arnold hails potential next Liverpool manager's 'nightmare' team

Liverpool vice-captain Trent Alexander-Arnold has been full of praise for Brighton. Roberto De Zerbi has been linked with the Anfield job.

Trent Alexander-Arnold is on the cover of Four Four Two magazine this month and there have been some interesting quotes from his interview. Notably, he talked about the difference between Liverpool and Manchester City's success - and that one ruffled feathers.

But Alexander-Arnold was also asked for his opinion on the most interesting team he's seen in recent times. His answer was an eyebrow-raising one, given it led to high praise for Roberto De Zerbi's Brighton.

De Zerbi has been linked with the Liverpool job ever since Jurgen Klopp announced his intention to step down at the end of the season. It certainly sounds as though he has admirers on the playing staff at Anfield.

"I think the most interesting team over the last year or two in the Premier League have been Brighton," said Alexander-Arnold. "When I'm able to watch one of their games, it's always entertaining, it's always free-flowing football, the way that they build up, and play out from the back is exceptional, really brave.

"It's a nightmare to play against, an absolute nightmare."

Roberto De Zerbi and Liverpool

It's unclear how high De Zerbi truly is on Liverpool's shortlist. Initial reports were that he was incredibly high - possibly even at the top. Now, though, he appears to have slipped down the order.

There are reports that he may not even make the final shortlist, in fact, while Chelsea and Manchester United supposedly have him in their crosshairs should they change managers this summer.

So De Zerbi is certainly in demand - it's just unclear what the demand is like from those appointing Liverpool's next manager. What's clear, though, is that Alexander-Arnold believes he's done a remarkable job at Brighton and it's easy to imagine that several of his teammates feel the same way.

When it all comes down to it, that may just hold some sway as Liverpool pick their next boss.

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