Trent Alexander-Arnold getting praises as he played in midfield for England

Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold played in the midfield last night for England. And Tim Sherwood has lauded his performance. Trent was given a starting role in a midfield three by Gareth Southgate and against a poor Malta side. He as able to showcase his passing throughout the game with beautiful long balls to Kane.

A lot has been made of Alexander-Arnold’s ability in midfield. And Jurgen Klopp has used him there this season. Eventhough he tends to drift into midfield from right-back.

What Tim Sherwood had to say about Trent Alexander-Arnold on his England performance

Tim Sherwood went on to say:

I’m happy to have him in there. I had Phil Foden because I think he has to be in the team somewhere. But I’m happy to have Trent in there, they’re completely different players,”

Phil will drive through the lines. I just think that Trent will just find a pass. I mean his range of passing is just unbelievable. If you’re Harry Kane when Trent gets the ball you’re moving, he’ll find you. He gives us a set-piece option as well. I really like him, I really do but he’s only played one game there for England.”

Alexander-Arnold seems to be maturing as the time ticks by. This is after looking like he’d not be part of Southgate’s thinking at one point. He now looks a certainty to be included.

Of course, there are arguments to be had for his inclusion and exclusion of players. Purely as a right-back, England have options galore such as Reece James and Kieran Trippier and even Kyle Walker.

However, on current form and if he can continue to shine for Liverpool, then Trent will be included. And rightly so for both parties.

Trent has now evolved as a player. He is so much more impressive defensively and is very good while attacking which he already was.

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