Peter Crouch praises Trent Alexander-Arnold for 'pass of the match' vs Man City

  • Kobe Tong

Trent Alexander-Arnold was up to his usual tricks against Manchester City.

Despite still being just 21 years old, the Liverpool man has now established himself as one of the world's best full-backs and delivered another superb performance at Anfield on Sunday.

A lesser player, and frankly many older ones, would have struggled against Bernardo Silva and Raheem Sterling, but Alexander-Arnold looked composed beyond his years.

The Citizens entered the game as the competition's highest scorers, yet couldn't break down the Liverpool back four until they were already 3-0 down.

However, Alexander-Arnold is also being praised more than ever for his astonishing range of passing and has even been compared to none other than City's Kevin De Bruyne.

Alexander-Arnold vs Man City

Whether or not the Englishman's delivery would transfer to central midfield is a whole 'nother debate, but he simply must be seen as one of the Premier League's best passers.

For context, Alexander-Arnold has already accumulated 16 assists in England's top division, whereas somebody like Jesse Lingard has mustered just 10 across far more appearances.

And it's easy to see why when you consider some of his link-up play on Sunday and Peter Crouch believes Alexander-Arnold produced the 'pass of the match.'


'Pass of the match'

There was no shortage of admiration for Liverpool during Match of the Day 2 and Crouch, a former Liverpool player himself, focused on the flying full back.

With the ball bouncing towards him wide on the right, Alexander-Arnold fired off a first time pass with the outside of his foot that played Mohamed Salah - who was 40 yards down the pitch - in behind.

Check out the video below to see exactly why Crouch was so impressed.

And Crouch wasn't finished eulogising there, because he also focused on a passage of play which saw Alexander-Arnold take a delightful first touch and barrel down the pitch a la Steven Gerrard.

GIVEMESPORT's Kobe Tong says

Is there a better right back in world football? I don't think so.

The fact we're talking about Alexander-Arnold in the same breath as top-class midfielders and it doesn't seem like hyperbole, tells you everything you need to know.

As long as Alexander-Arnold produces the killer passes that he did against City, Liverpool simply won't need the traditional playmaker they've lacked, but not missed, post-Philippe Coutinho. 


And since Marcus Rashford ran him ragged back in the 2017-18 season, he's barely put a foot wrong in big matches and has looked just as sturdy as the midfield trio in front of him.

The only question that should be on Liverpool fans' mind right now is: if Alexander-Arnold is this good at 21, what on earth will he be like at his peak? 

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