"I make mistakes as well. I gave away a penalty against Hungary so we are both still learning our trade," the Blues full-back said.
"Liverpool have 95% of the ball and he defends less than I have to. People have a lot of stuff to say and don't really know the game. Trent is a great player."
Anfield Watch Verdict
Anyone who watched Alexander-Arnold last season would know that he has improved defensively.
The people who say he's a 'bad defender' are just jealous opposition fans who don't want to admit that Liverpool possess the best right-back in world football.
With his defensive awareness improving in recent times, I expect his overall game to only get better, especially with a full pre-season on the cards this summer.
As your non-biased Liverpool fan, I obviously think that Alexander-Arnold is clear of James. But, I'm not going to be delusional and say that the Chelsea right-back isn't one of the best full-backs in world football.
James might be marginally better defensively, but Alexander-Arnold is clear attacking-wise. Anyone who has watched the pair knows this.
I don't rate England manager Gareth Southgate at all, but there's a reason why James gets played at centre-back. It's so Alexander-Arnold can play in his preferred position - right-back.