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Gary Neville Calls Liverpool Star A 'Phenomenon' And Compares Him To Kevin De Bruyne And Steven Gerrard

Adnan Riaz

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Gary Neville Calls Liverpool Star A 'Phenomenon' And Compares Him To Kevin De Bruyne And Steven Gerrard

Gary Neville has hailed Trent Alexander-Arnold as an “absolute phenomenon” and compared him with Manchester City playmaker Kevin De Bruyne and Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard.

Trent has been in stunning form for Liverpool this season and scored an absolute thunderbolt of a strike against Newcastle last week.


The 23-year-old right-back continued to demonstrate his importance to Jurgen Klopp’s squad after setting up Andy Robertson in Liverpool’s 2-2 draw with Tottenham on Sunday.

Trent has scored two times and managed eight assists in 16 Premier League appearances this season, along with three assists in three Champions League matches.

Neville has now insisted that he has “never seen” a full-back like the England international.

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Credit: PA

Speaking on his Sky Sports podcast, the Manchester United legend said: “I don’t think I’ve seen two full-backs play in the Premier League that are as good as these two as a pair.

“The way in which they combine on the pitch, the way they play the game, they’re an absolute joy.

“Robertson with his consistency does everything well. Defends well, he’s competitive -- slightly too much at the end -- but he scored a goal and set up a goal.

“Alexander-Arnold is an absolute phenomenon when it comes to the quality of his passing, his delivery. It’s something I’ve never seen before from a full-back.

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Credit: PA

“It’s like De Bruyne, it’s [David] Beckham, it’s Gerrard, and they’re attacking players. He’s playing at right-back, it’s the highest accolade I could pay him.

“The contribution these two make is unbelievable. It’s bizarre to me. I grew up saying let the full-back have it. You can’t let these two have it.”

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Son Heung-min pulled back a second-half equaliser for Spurs at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, with Liverpool reduced to 10 men after Robertson’s dismissal.

Liverpool are second in the Premier League and trail defending champions City by three points.

The Reds will return to action on Wednesday in their Carabao Cup quarter-final clash against Leicester City at Anfield.

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Topics: Gary Neville, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Liverpool, Premier League, England, Football, Kevin De Bruyne, Steven Gerrard

Adnan Riaz
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