Ian Wright likens Liverpool FC star to David Beckham

The Arsenal legend likens Trent Alexander-Arnold's free-kick ability to Man United legend David Beckham

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp Photo: New Balance

Ian Wright has admitted Trent Alexander-Arnold’s free-kick goal in Liverpool FC’s 3-0 win at Watford last weekend reminded the Arsenal legend of David Beckham.

The Liverpool FC teenager has made a promising start to the Premier League season as the England international looks to build upon his breakthrough 2017-18 campaign.

Alexander-Arnold has already earned himself as a reputation for being an expert free-kick taker, having scored on his Champions League debut with a set-piece at Hoffenheim in August 2017.

The Liverpool FC defender finished his first season as a senior player at the Merseyside club with two goals and two assists in 28 games in all competitions.

Alexander-Arnold has continued to excel in his right-back role in the current campaign and repaid his manager’s faith with a superb goal in a 3-0 win at Watford last weekend.

The Liverpool FC youth product took control of the set-piece despite the presence of Mo Salah – and Alexander-Arnold curled a finish past the Watford wall and into the net.

Former Arsenal striker Wright likened Alexander-Arnold’s effort to Beckham after the defender managed to achieve significant bend on his free-kick.

“I just love the fact that he is 20 and what he is doing,” Wright told BBC Sport.

“The confidence to take the free-kick… it was Beckham-esque. He has three first names so he has to be special!”

Alexander-Arnold was named in Jurgen Klopp’s starting XI for their 3-1 loss to La Liga giants Real Madrid in the Champions League final to highlight his impressive rise at the Merseyside outfit.

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