Gary Lineker and Jamie Carragher disagreed on social media over Liverpool's use of Trent Alexander-Arnold during the first half between Liverpool and Chelsea on Sunday evening.
Alexander-Arnold has spent almost his entire professional career playing as a right-back but has also been used as a right midfielder and in central midfield.
He was originally a midfielder during his youth and Lineker feels he should return to the position due to his outstanding passing range.
However, Carragher believes that the full-back position provides a better platform for the England international to display his passing ability and assist his team-mates for both club and country.
Writing on Twitter, Lineker stated "Said it many times, but the best passer in English football is Trent Alexander-Arnold.
"He should be playing, like he did as a kid, in midfield. [Phillip] Lahm switched, [Joshua] Kimmich too. The best players should be in a position where they can more frequently use their brilliance."
German duo Lahm and Kimmich have both been converted from right-sided full backs into midfielders at Bayern Munich with impressive results in the past decade.
Where would Trent Alexander-Arnold be the most effective in the Liverpool line-up? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.
Former Liverpool defender Carragher disagreed, though, quote tweeting Lineker and saying "No he shouldn't, full backs get more of the ball than anyone else & a bit more time on it to pick out their passes.
The way Klopp sets up he's virtually a midfielder in possession anyway. The amount of assists he gets mean it would be mad to change position."
Alexander-Arnold has racked up 45 assists in 181 appearances for Liverpool, with the vast majority of those appearances in defence, where he has been key to the club's league title and Champions League winning sides.
The 22-year-old academy graduate has featured in midfield for the club in the past, however, playing 65 minutes in central midfield against Stoke City back in 2018.
He has also played in the position for England under-17s in his youth and has been used on the right-hand side of midfield for both club and country in the past.
It was reported earlier in the summer that Gareth Southgate had planned to use him as a midfielder at the Euros before he was ruled out of the tournament through injury.
Source: Read Full Article