Andy Robertson has been speaking to the media ahead of the Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid on Saturday evening.
During the press conference, the £8m man shared how Trent Alexander-Arnold feels about a recent comment made by Gary Neville.
What’s the story?
Well, speaking on Sky Sports just over a week ago, Neville described Robertson as the best full-back in the Premier League “by a mile”.
The 47-year-old said: “I absolutely love Cancelo, I couldn’t love him anymore, but I can’t ignore Robertson. The best full-back in the league for me, by a mile, in that he does both things incredibly well. This is not Mr Steady, six and seven’s out of ten, this is eight and nine’s out of ten, every single week.”
Understandably, the Scotland international loved hearing that, although he revealed that Alexander-Arnold was “not too happy” about it.
As quoted by the Liverpool Echo, Robertson said: “I enjoyed it, that’s for sure! Trent’s not too happy! I’ve used it with Trent for the last week, by saying ‘by a mile’, I just keep saying it to him. I walk past and that’s all I need to say.”
That doesn’t surprise us in the slightest.
Given how well Alexander-Arnold has done in the last few years, he would’ve enjoyed some recognition from Neville.
It would’ve been bad enough for Neville to choose someone like Joao Cancelo over him, so it must be a nightmare for Alexander-Arnold to hear Robertson constantly rub it in every day!
Trent Alexander-Arnold has been better for Liverpool
In our view, Alexander-Arnold is the best full-back in the Premier League, not Robertson.
That isn’t to say we don’t admire the Liverpool No.26 – in fact, we think he’s the best left-back on the planet.
However, if you throw right-backs into the equation as well, there is no better full-back than Alexander-Arnold.
Robertson plays the full-back role extremely well, but Liverpool’s No.66 has redefined it.
Before Alexander-Arnold burst onto the scene, nobody could envisage a right-back dictating a game like he does, but he has transformed his position.
It takes some ingenuity to do that, and it’s almost unbelievable to think that he is just 23 years of age.
If Alexander-Arnold does something special in Paris tomorrow, which he is more than capable of, then perhaps Neville will have to change his mind.