Aston Villa's Frederic Guilbert admits his love of Liverpool

Aston Villa fans celebrate following Anwar El Ghazi (22) of Aston Villa scores a goal to make it 1-0 during the Sky Bet Championship Play Off Final between Aston Villa and Derby County at...

Frederic Guilbert has already made a big impression in the Premier League - he can't wait to take on Trent Alexander-Arnold and Jurgen Klopp at Anfield.

Frederic Guilbert of Aston Villa during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Everton FC at Villa Park on August 23, 2019 in Birmingham, United Kingdom.

Aston Villa ace Frederic Guilbert has admitted that he dreams of playing against European champions Liverpool while labelling Trent Alexander-Arnold as the best right-back in world football right now, speaking to the Villans’ official website.

Just three games into his Villa career, a defender who joined from Caen for £4.4 million is already establishing himself as a cult hero amongst the claret and blue fanbase (Express and Star).


Guilbert loves nothing more than to burst forward and drive into the final third and, while his end product clearly needs some work, the jet-heeled Frenchman has already opened his account with a well-taken goal in the 6-1 Carabao Cup thrashing of Crewe Alexandra.

Given his swashbuckling style, it is no surprise that Guilbert admires not only Jurgen Klopp but Alexander-Arnold too, the 20-year-old Liverpool hero who produced a record-breaking 12 assists in the Premier League last season.

(THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Trent Alexander-Arnold of Liverpool in action during the Premier League match between Burnley FC and Liverpool FC at Turf Moor on August 31, 2019 in...

“I’d go for Liverpool,” the 24-year-old said when asked which team he cannot wait to face. “I admire the way they play the game and the way they see the game. I like the style of Jurgen Klopp. They are a very good team.

“For me, the best right-back at this moment is Trent Alexander-Arnold.”

Guilbert also opened up on his admiration for Juventus talisman Cristiano Ronaldo while describing Thierry Henry as the greatest Frenchman ever to grace the top flight of English football.

It goes without saying that this is a right-back with a passion for attacking football. Fortunately, Aston Villa coach Dean Smith is not going to blunt these instincts any time soon.

John McGinn and Frederic Guilbert of Aston Villa at full time of the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Everton FC at Villa Park on August 23, 2019 in Birmingham, United Kingdom.

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