Liverpool assistant Pep Lijnders has tipped ‘Ferrari’ Trent Alexander-Arnold to get even better.
The England international has begun the new season in impressive form and marked his 100th appearance for the club in Saturday’s win at Aston Villa, the 21-year-old providing the assist for Sadio Mane’s stoppage-time winner at Villa Park.
The academy graduate as established himself as one of the best attacking right-backs in world football since being handed his debut three years ago, though Ljinders has tipped the youngster to get even better in the coming seasons.
“I don’t like him… I love him!” the Lijnders told Liverpoolfc.com.
“A Ferrari without fuel is nothing. But he has so much fuel, so much energy and will power to develop and make his game better, and to make our game better.
“I saw that when he was 15 and 16, but to see it still in a player – in the eyes and in training – I think it’s the reason why he takes the game further and further and sets a new benchmark for an offensive full-back.
“It’s good, it’s important for the club and for the fans. For us as a coaching staff, it’s important as well because it’s always nice to see players, if we give them the opportunity, they take them and take it to the next level.
“He’s a good example of how the process should work.”