Gary Neville has declared that Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold is “much better” on the ball than his Chelsea rival Reece James.
Both Liverpool and Chelsea are blessed with two of the best full-backs in the world but overall Neville feels Alexander-Arnold is ‘cutting it’ as he posted on Instagram.
For England, the Liverpool and Chelsea duo are unlikely to have cemented their places in Gareth Southgate’s side in the way they would have liked.
But in truth, it’s an area of the pitch that has insane talent and one that the Three Lions are blessed for, not just for years to come, but for decades to come.
However, when Neville was asked to choose between Alexander-Arnold and James, he issued that answer about the English duo.
“Trento or Reece? That’s interesting, by the way,” Neville said.
“Trent’s a lot better on the ball. He’s better than everyone on the ball. He’s better than most, to be fair. Midfielder and winger on the ball.
“But I think Reece James, who has been injury-free for a couple of seasons, could surpass Trent as an all-around full-back. He has to stay fit for a few more seasons.
“I think Trent has improved his defense, I’d say in the last three to four weeks. He was much more aggressive to get the ball.
“I think together they’re both excellent. But Trent is cutting at the moment and Reece has the ability to overtake.”
WHO WILL START FOR ENGLAND AT THE WORLD CUP?
Alexander-Arnold was selected for Euro 2020 with England but an injury before the start of the tournament ended his hopes.
But when the 2022 World Cup arrives in Qatar, there’s no doubt the four-time chaser will want to book his ticket.
While many will debate who starts at the World Cup between the two, the answer could lie outside of the two.
Kyle Walker and Kieran Trippier are others previously picked ahead of the Liverpool and Chelsea duo. So whether fans agree or not, they might not even start.
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