Trent Alexander-Arnold is 'absolutely not' better than Kyle Walker and Reece James, claims Darren Bent
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Trent Alexander-Arnold has been slammed for his performance against Manchester United, with Darren Bent ruthlessly dismissing any suggestion that he's better than Kyle Walker and Reece James.
The Liverpool star delivered an abject defensive showing in his side's 2-1 defeat to Man United at Old Trafford on Monday.
After the result, one Liverpool fan ripped into the 23-year-old and claimed he should be SOLD.
The onslaught has continued as talkSPORT pundit Bent pulled no punches in his assessment of Alexander-Arnold's defensive pedigree.
The former Aston Villa and Tottenham striker also claimed he's the 'worst' out of fellow England full-backs James and Walker.
"Trent Alexander-Arnold, my goodness! Wow," he exclaimed.
"People will keep banging that drum saying he’s better than James and Walker. Absolutely not."
Bent continued by giving Alexander-Arnold credit for his offensive attributes, but believes James isn't far off in terms of distribution.
"Offensively, I’ll give it to him," he added. "His range of passing, his distribution... but when you think of his distribution, it’s not that much better than James.
"Then look what James can do to certain wide players. Look what he did to Heung-min Son.
"Out of them three, Alexander-Arnold is the worst.
"Last night, it was almost like Man United picked on him. They picked on him down the left side."
😳 “Trent… my goodness.”— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) August 23, 2022
🥁 “People bang the drum that he’s better than Walker & James…”
❌ “Absolutely not. Out of them three, Trent is the worst.”
Darren Bent doesn’t hold back on his assessment of Trent Alexander-Arnold’s performance against Man Utd pic.twitter.com/qhLQB2YZUy
Dean Saunders also piled in on Alexander-Arnold as he brutally listed all of the player's mistakes since the Champions League final.
Liverpool, who finished second in the table last season, remain winless, having picked up just two points from their opening three league matches.
Klopp's team will be seeking for their first win of the campaign when they host Bournemouth on Saturday.
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Topics: Trent Alexander-Arnold, Kyle Walker, Reece James, Liverpool, Football