Liverpool news: Trent Alexander-Arnold is the best right-back in the world, says Andy Robertson


The Scotland captain expects a tough season ahead but is aiming to replicate the feats of last term alongside a team-mate he considers world class

Liverpool's Andy Robertson has lavished praise on team-mate Trent Alexander-Arnold, hailing the fellow Champions League winner as the best right-back in the world.

The flying full-backs enjoyed at stellar season, racking up at club records 97 Premier League points only to lose out to eventual champions Manchester City.

Lifting European club football's most prized trophy at the end of the campaign, however, with Robertson and Alexander-Arnold contributing a combined total of 29 assists throughout the season.

Taking the time to complete his partner in crime, the Scotland captain feels that there is no one better when it comes to the right-back position.

"He was outstanding at the last season but he took it to another level at the end of it and became the best right in the world," he told the Telegraph. "He almost became our main man in the last 10 games of the season.

"What was it [last season]? Mid to high-20s contributing goals [between us]? It, but if we get close it helps the team.

"But the clean sheets were as important for us. As a pair, I felt our Champions League final performance was as mature with performance as we put in. Once we had the lead, we were thinking about it, and we did that.

"Trent doing what we try to do." Space for other players.

“The quality we have got shows is very difficult for anyone to focus on just one or two players. Someone else will pop up. "

Full-backs are becoming a major part of modern football's tactics, with coaches such as Pep Guardiola famously splashing the cash to bring in the likes of Kyle Walker, Benjamin Mendy and Danilo to successfully implement his game plan.

The latest big-money wide-defender to be signed is Aaron Wan-Bissaka, who joined up with Manchester United in the summer for a fee in the region of £ 50 million, and Robertson credits one Ashley Cole a once neglected position.

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"Nowadays there is a lot of money being spent on full backs. I am not sure if you would have seen that 10 years ago, ”he said.

"The position has changed a lot. When I was growing up and watching football there were outstanding full-backs, but some of them backed up to help keep their jobs.

"Slowly but surely started to evolve, with Ashley Cole one of the main reasons for that – how he played for Arsenal and Chelsea."