Gary Lineker is one of the greatest football presenters out there and back in his day, he was one of the best strikers in the world. So for someone of his calibre in the game to claim that 19-year-old Trent Alexander-Arnold looks like he could make over 100 appearances for his country as a midfielder is a huge statement.
Young @trentaa98 is special. Can see him playing a 100 games for England….in midfield.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) September 18, 2018
So far in his career Liverpool have just used Alexander-Arnold as a right-back. However, with the youngster being able to slot in on the right wing and in central midfield, Lineker’s claim could be very accurate. On Tuesday the youngster started against PSG in the Champions League and looked right at home as he went toe-to-toe with Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, so there’s no doubting he has a big future.
Lineker himself was fortunate enough to rack up 80 England caps and he bagged a tidy 48 goals in that time too. He’s well placed to know what it takes to play for your country and he obviously sees something special in Alexander-Arnold, who was called up to the England squad for the World Cup despite the fact he had zero caps upon his selection. He now has three caps to his name, but he will be tipped to go on and win many, many more.
You can see what the Reds made of Lineker’s bold claim here:
So for Liverpool, put Fabinho in at RB and let TAA be free in midfield!
— Leslie Greening (@legreening) September 18, 2018
Best young right back in europe
— sawyer (@sawyerkop) September 18, 2018
England’s best midfielder but we play him at right back for a laugh
— Jack winstanley (@Jackwinstanley9) 18 September 2018
Next Steven Gerrard in the making.
— xyz (@jce990) September 18, 2018
@SamCarroll0 There is no doubt about it, that the future for TAA lies in midfield. With his technical qualities, he’ll thrive there.
— Mark Swain (@I_Am_A_Twit_) September 19, 2018
could not agree more.
— Chris McCartney (@ChrisMcCartney2) September 19, 2018
Called this a while back. Mustard on the ball, strong and powerful
— Jack Vargeson (@JackVargeson94) September 19, 2018
The fans love the idea of Trent Alexander-Arnold becoming an England centurion as a midfielder and will hope one day it can happen.