Rio Ferdinand: What I really think about Liverpool FC star Trent Alexander-Arnold

The Man United legend lavishes praise on Liverpool FC teenager Trent Alexander-Arnold

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Man United legend Rio Ferdinand Photo: BT Sport

Rio Ferdinand heaped praise on Trent Alexander-Arnold for his brave performance in Liverpool FC’s 2-1 win at Manchester City in the Champions League on Tuesday night.

The England Under-21 international produced a man of the match performance in Liverpool FC’s impressive 3-0 win against Premier League leaders Manchester City in the first leg of their quarter-final.

Alexander-Arnold was targeted in the first leg after Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola pitted Germany international Leroy Sane against the 19-year-old defender at Anfield with little success.

The 19-year-old picked up an early yellow card in the second leg but Alexander-Arnold managed to maintain his composure and help Jurgen Klopp’s side secured a 2-1 win at The Etihad.

The English teenager has scored two goals and has made one assist in nine appearances in the Champions League this season to earn a regular spot in the Liverpool FC team under Klopp.

Former Manchester United defender Ferdinand has been impressed with Alexander-Arnold’s performances over both legs of the Champions League quarter-final.

“To go into this game under that pressure and produce a performance like that… he was brave on the front-foot defending against a super talent in Sane,” Ferdinand told BT Sport.

“He looked so comfortable. Not only defensively was he fantastic but when he had the ball, his distribution into tight areas was superb for a young boy.

Alexander-Arnold has scored one goal in 15 appearances in the Premier League this season as he continues to compete with Nathaniel Clyne and Joe Gomez for a starting spot in Klopp’s side.

Liverpool FC are in third place in the Premier League table.

MORE: Latest Liverpool FC news and views

MORE: Football transfer rumours and gossip


MORE: The latest football transfer news

MORE: Meet the Premier League's most stylish footballers

MORE: Do you know the top Muslim footballers in the Premier League?

MORE: Take a tour of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s £10m London house

MORE: Man United latest news

MORE: Arsenal latest news

MORE: Chelsea latest news

MORE: Liverpool latest news

The Sport Review
Michael Owen reacts to Jose Mourinho’s sacking by Man United
The Sport Review
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
The Sport Review
Meet Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s girlfriend Amine Gulse
The Sport Review
Take a tour of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s £10m London house with us
The Sport Review
Top 50 most stylish footballers in the world in 2017: Chelsea, Arsenal stars feature – Slideshow
The Sport Review
Meet Chelsea FC star Andreas Christensen’s girlfriend Katrine Friis
The Sport Review
Roy Keane makes exciting prediction about Liverpool FC under Jurgen Klopp
The Sport Review
Gary Lineker reacts to Jose Mourinho being sacked by Man United
The Sport Review
Unai Emery opens up about Arsenal’s January transfer plans