Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold is arguably the best right-back in the world right now.
The 21-year-old has revolutionised the right-back role and he has been so impressive that he has even been compared to Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne (Sky Sports via The Daily Mirror). He has managed 14 assists in all competitions this season, having racked up 16 during the 2018/19 campaign. All of this was recognised in the latest Ballon d’Or rankings, with the England international finishing in the top 20.
However, according to Crystal Palace left-back Patrick van Aanholt, Alexander-Arnold isn’t the best in his position – he thinks that Manchester United man Aaron Wan-Bissaka has the edge. On the Counter Attack podcast, he said when asked if the Red Devils ace was better: “Without a shadow of a doubt [Wan-Bissaka is better]. I have got respect for Trent, but if you ask Wilf [Zaha] who he would want to play against, every other day, Trent or Wan-Bissaka, I think he will say Trent.”
Who is better?
As you can imagine, this has not gone down well with many Liverpool supporters. They have taken to Twitter to share their thoughts and you can see some of the best comments from the social media platform below:
There’s so many wrong levels to this
PVA is similar to Trent he’s an attacking fullback so technically every winger in the league wants to face him, so he’s discrediting his own ability.
He didn’t ask wilf so he doesn’t know
He also backed his ex teammate, shock horror
— TakumiTime (@TimeTakumi) May 14, 2020
Anyone that chooses Bissaka over Trent is either biased or doesn’t understand football.
— Mick McConnell (@Mick_MCC7) May 14, 2020
Its crystal clear that Van Aanholt whoever he is, does not watch the premiership and his knowledge of football is totally inept.
— Van The Man (@DavidVaughan5) May 14, 2020
Who’s Van Aanholt? Whoever he is the mans a clown.
— AnfieldDoctor 🟥 (@AnfieldDoctor) May 14, 2020
The disrespect Liverpool players get is unreal.
— vikas (@_vikasrathee) May 15, 2020
Professional clown for Crystal Palace & Holland https://t.co/gTlMmxDZwP
— kris (@kris_mca) May 15, 2020
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