Liverpool icon urges Klopp to alter star player’s position

He joined the club as a central midfielder.

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Ex-Liverpool defender has publicly claimed he believes the German boss may be looking to alter one of his best player’s positions for the benefit of the team.

Jamie Carragher believes that Trent-Alexander Arnold is best suited to playing in midfield, after a few underwhelming defensive showings this season.

Throughout his stint on Merseyside, Klopp has been urged by fans to revert Trent back to the position that he deployed when he arrived at Anfield.

But as of yet, Klopp has failed to do so.

Carragher took to his Telegraph column to explain his reasoning behind his claim and to recall a similar episode of his Liverpool career.

“In terms of his passing range, Alexander-Arnold is as good as anyone in Europe and the closest Liverpool have to Kevin De Bruyne or Steven Gerrard,” said the 44-year-old.

“Given how desperate Liverpool are for a creative midfielder, would turning him into a No 8 so he can fill those areas to whip those extraordinary passes into the penalty area be such a radical move?

“I am convinced Alexander-Arnold will return to midfield eventually, whether it is in his late twenties or early thirties. Until then, he needs more competition for his place and guidance to eradicate mistakes to stop him being targeted and exposed.”

Trent has been hailed as one of the best right-backs in the world when the Reds were competing on all domestic and European fronts.

But as of late, former defender Carragher has criticised his defensive work, and has also claimed the engine room is crying out for a sense of creativity.

And that is where Trent comes in, but in the same breath, the right back position would then need to be covered by another player and with Joe Gomez currently on sub-par form, another issue would then arise for Klopp and his entourage.

Klopp, you would assume, will tinkle with the squad and play Trent in that role even if it was to go horribly wrong.

 

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