Trent Alexander-Arnold epitomises the modern full-back

Since making his Liverpool debut in 2016, Trent Alexander-Arnold has made a name for himself as one of the best defenders in the world, with some describing the young right-back as the best in his position in the world.

As well as being confident and well-organised in defense, it’s Alexander-Arnold’s attacking presence that puts him a step ahead of other full-backs as the 21-year-old has shown that he is capable of creating chances for teammates and getting on the scoresheet himself.

Since making his debut in 2016, Alexander-Arnold has made 117 appearances for Liverpool, in which he has scored 6 goals and provided 32 assists. As a result of his corner setting up Liverpool teammate Jordan Henderson in Liverpool’s 2-1 win over Wolves, Alexander-Arnold has registered 10 assists in the Premier League this season, with only Kevin De Bruyne providing more. The assist was historic as it meant that Alexander-Arnold became the second player in Premier League history to reach 10 assists in 2 separate seasons aged 21 or younger. The assist was also Alexander-Arnold's 22nd Premier League assist since the start of last season, with with no other player making more in that time.

The main source of Alexander-Arnold’s assists are his set-pieces as he is currently top in assists via corners and assists via dead-balls, and by some distance as well as you can see in the tweet below.

There’s no doubt that the attitude and expectations of full-backs are changing to the point where full-backs are expected to contribute to attack as much as defense, with Alexander-Arnold and Liverpool teammate Andy Robertson being instrumental in this change in perception.

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