Liverpool legend Peter Crouch has weighed in on the debate regarding Trent Alexander-Arnold’s position, asserting that the England international could be one of the Premier League’s best midfielders. Crouch made the comments on his podcast, That Peter Crouch Podcast, where he suggested that Liverpool should experiment with Alexander-Arnold in a new position to help solve the team’s midfield issues.
Jurgen Klopp will have to replace several midfielders this summer as Naby Keita, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and James Milner are all leaving. Liverpool has been linked with several players, including Brighton midfielder Alexis Mac Allister, who is set to be the team’s first addition. However, Crouch has suggested that the solution could lie in Alexander-Arnold’s versatility.
Crouch believes that Alexander-Arnold’s best position could be in the midfield and that he could even become one of the best players in the Premier League in that position. He stated that “If you play him in midfield, eventually he could play in there, not in a hybrid right-back role…I genuinely believe that he could be one of the best players in the Premier League in that position.”
Having already tried Harvey Elliott, Fabio Carvalho and Curtis Jones in the midfield position, Crouch thinks it’s Alexander-Arnold’s turn now to be given a chance. Liverpool’s performances and results have improved since Alexander-Arnold moved into midfield, which is why Crouch believes that he should be given more time in that position.
Alexander-Arnold’s strengths lie in his ability to pass the ball with his right foot, making him a great asset to any team. Klopp could deploy him permanently in the midfield position, which could prove to be a gamechanger for Liverpool next season. Moving Alexander-Arnold from his natural right-back position and into midfield could provide Liverpool with more creativity in the middle of the park, something that they have been lacking this season.
In conclusion, Alexander-Arnold’s versatility is a key asset to Liverpool and his ability to play in multiple positions make him a valuable player. Klopp‘s decision to give him a more permanent midfield role next season could bring some much-needed stability to Liverpool’s midfield and offer them a new dimension in attack. Although it remains to be seen whether Klopp agrees with Crouch’s assessment, it’s certainly something worth considering as Liverpool prepares for life without several key midfielders.