Danny Murphy explains why Liverpool right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold reminds him of David Beckham

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Danny Murphy has lavished praise on Liverpool right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold by saying his crossing is as good as David Beckham’s used to be.

The 20-year-old has established himself as Jurgen Klopp’s first-choice right-back over the past two seasons with his quality of delivery adding another dimension to Liverpool’s attack.

Alexander-Arnold set a Premier League record last season by providing the highest number of assists in a single campaign for a defender with 12 – one more than teammate Andrew Robertson.

The England international carried that form into the new season by providing a pinpoint assist for Divock Origi in the 4-1 win over Norwich and Murphy described his crossing as ‘phenomenal’.

‘Trent’s display of passing and technical ability that we’ve not seen in a full-back for many, many years,’ he told talkSPORT.

‘Trent, for me, is as good a crosser of the ball I’ve seen since David Beckham.

‘His crossing is already as good as Beckham, definitely. His set plays and crossing are both phenomenal.

‘His technical ability, his passing ability is very unusual for a full-back, normally it’s a midfielder who possess that type of quality.’

A feature of Liverpool’s evolution over the past couple of seasons has been the attacking threat provided by their full-backs with both Alexander-Arnold and Robertson emerging as key players.

Alexander-Arnold started out as a central midfielder in Liverpool’s youth team but has made the right-back slot his own after dislodging Nathaniel Clyne from the side.

In total, Alexander-Arnold has provided 15 assists in the Premier League and he has some way to go before he overhauls Beckham’s final tally of 80 for Manchester United.

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