Liverpool and England star Trent Alexander-Arnold eager to live up to lofty comparisons

Trent Alexander-Arnold has been compared to some of the biggest talents in the game.

Last week he was being compared to Kevin De Bruyne. Last month, it was David Beckham.

Previously in his life, Steven Gerrard had always been the benchmark.

Trent Alexander-Arnold should feel crushed by the weight of such lofty comparisons, but he claims to enjoy them.

It was Jamie Carragher who said that the 21-year-old could become the same sort of influential player for Liverpool that De Bruyne is for Manchester City.

Danny Murphy had previously likened his crossing to former England captain Beckham, while Gerrard was the player Alexander-Arnold wanted to be as he was growing up.

“If you want to be the best in the world, you have to have an open mind about such comparisons,” Alexander-Arnold said.