A role in midfield is the more “natural position” for Trent Alexander-Arnold, claims Emile Heskey, with the Liverpool right-back expected to change position at some stage.
The Merseyside native has earned a regular role for the Reds and England while operating in defence. At 21 years of age he is already a key man for club and country and a player with the potential to become one of the finest on the planet.
Alexander-Arnold has offered no indication that he is looking for a role change any time soon, and has said he aims to become the Premier League’s best right-back of all time.
Former Reds striker Heskey told Sky Sports of the Anfield academy graduate:
“If you were to ask him, he would be more than happy to play in midfield because that is, I would say, his natural position.
“He gets more space in the wide areas and then you see the passing range that he has, but that passing range has obviously been built up over the years playing in central midfield.
“His decision-making probably comes from having less time when he was in central midfield. He’s had to be aware of what’s going on around him.”
Source: News update