Andy Robertson has revealed on the Peter Crouch Podcast that Trent Alexander-Arnold gets hammered in Liverpool training for thinking that he can play in midfield.
Alexander-Arnold has become renowned as Liverpool’s key playmaker, despite playing at right-back.
There have been suggestions that as Alexander-Arnold grows older he could be moved into a central midfield position, as he has the skill-set to thrive in such a role.
But Henderson has obviously been keen to keep his younger Liverpool teammate’s fit on the ground.
“A lot of people can say he can play midfield. I don’t want to talk him up too much because he loves thinking he can move into midfield!”, Robertson laughed.
“Hendo (Jordan Henderson) and the rest give him pelters for it! Technically he is more than capable, his range of passing, his awareness, he can do it.
“But whether he wants to make that move he’ll maybe need to decide at one point but for what he is doing just now, best in the world in his position and I don’t know why he’d want to change.”
Alexander-Arnold has only played in midfield for Liverpool on fleeting occasions so far.
There is simply no need for Jurgen Klopp to change his role at the moment, as Alexander-Arnold has once again shone for the Reds this term.
The 21-year-old has established himself as the best right-back in the Premier League, after racking up 14 assists in 40 appearances across all competitions.
Alexander-Arnold’s brilliant form has helped Liverpool establish a 25 point lead at the top of the Premier League table, with Klopp’s side dominating for the entire campaign so far.