Trent Alexander-Arnold can change into “England’s Cafu”, claims Liverpool’s assistant coach

Liverpool assistant Pepijn Lijnders has insisted there isn’t any restrict to Trent Alexander-Arnold’s sport, suggesting the England nationwide group ought to change their strategy to raised swimsuit his wants.

The Reds’ right-back has been a inventive monster in current seasons, breaking the help file below Jurgen Klopp, however his position on the worldwide stage has been considerably diminished and he hasn’t at all times seen common minutes.

With the World Cup simply months away, Lijnders despatched a delicate message to England boss Gareth Southgate to encourage him to desert his cautious strategy in favor of letting Alexander-Arnold run riot.

“It’s just my opinion, but if you look at the game in an offensive way, he’s given that position such a creative boost in recent years. True or not? Like Cafu used to do,” Lijnders mentioned.

“For me there are no limits and if you see the game in a certain way then, definitely [Alexander-Arnold will impress at the World Cup]. But you can see the game in many different ways.”

The Liverpool assistant continued: “[Alexander-Arnold] see things the arena doesn’t. He sees things that I don’t. It’s for us to put him in the right position to excel.

“There is at all times extra – to create extra, rating extra objectives, defend higher – however he is aware of this higher than anybody. There is at all times room to enhance.”

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Lijnders also admitted he expects to see a new side to Alexander-Arnold this season, both on the pitch and behind the scenes in the Anfield dressing room.

“I think it’s a very important part of his game that he’s close [James Milner] and [Jordan Henderson] in this leadership group,” he added.

“If you noticed the pre-season when the video games he performed he reached a brand new degree for my part. The manner he dominated the best wing offensively but additionally defensively was exceptional and if I see this boy it simply makes me actually proud. He trains the best way he was when he was 15.

“The smile, the fire, our relationship is of course very strong and you hopefully don’t have many captains in your life as a coach. Otherwise it would mean you work in many different clubs and that’s not a good sign, but if you don’t have many captains, the captains you have are really special.

“The bond between the supervisor and the captain will simply by no means move. I see a boy who grew, who remains to be rising and I actually consider that life has no limits. You should be inventive, be unpredictable. Take for instance the one-touch move to Luis Diaz within the Manchester City sport. Did we see it coming? No. But it is freedom.”

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