Former Liverpool defender Mark Wright believes young Red Trent Alexander-Arnold will have to develop a bit more physically in order to get into Jurgen Klopp’s team in the Premier League.
The 18-year-old right-back has already played in the EFL Cup for the Reds and made his fourth senior appearance against Plymouth Argyle on Sunday in the third round of the FA Cup.
Being part of the youngest ever Liverpool starting eleven, the young defender earned praise from former Reds centre half Wright despite a disappointing 0-0 draw against the League Two outfit at Anfield.
However, the former Liverpool defender feels Alexander-Arnold still needs to develop physically in order to get into a Premier League team and cope with top tier football regularly.
Wright said on LFC TV: “Trent Alexander looks a player.
“He looks very accomplished, but he probably needs to fill out a bit more, [and] get a bit stronger to step into the Premier League.”
The youngster also made his Premier League debut earlier this season when he came on as a late substitute in Liverpool’s 3-0 win over Middlesbrough last month.
He has been part of the Reds Premier League matchday squad seven times this season already and could play a lot more football in the second half of the campaign.