Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold Names Best Midfielder in the World

Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold Names Best Midfielder in the World

  • Liverpool's Trent Alexander-Arnold says Kevin De Bruyne is the best midfielder in the world
  • This comes days after KDB and Belgium were embarrassingly eliminated from the World Cup
  • De Bruyne has been in stellar form for Manchester City since joining from Wolfsburg in 2016

Liverpool right-back, Trent Alexander-Arnold has hailed Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne as the best in the world.

De Bruyne has earned his plaudits the last few years for his exploits with the Premier League champions, and his performances this season are evidence of his world-class ability.

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Trent Alexander-Arnold says KDB keeps sneaking into his list of all-time top Premier League midfielders. Photos by James Gill - Danehouse and Chris Brunskill.
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The 31-year-old midfielder has been considered one of the best players in the world for a few seasons. At this year's Ballon d'Or awards, he was voted the third-best player behind Sadio Mane and Karim Benzema.

The Belgium star seems to be getting better. His new partnership with new Man City golden boy Erling Haaland is certainly bringing out the best version of KDB.

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His 2022 World Cup campaign with Belgium was underwhelming, but for City fans, their playmaker will return to club football fresh and ready to wrest the top spot from Arsenal.

Trent hails De Bruyne

Speaking to Talksport, Alexander-Arnold declared De Bruyne as the best midfielder in the world.

"For me, somehow [KDB] keeps trying to sneak into my top three Premier League midfielders ever really. I've never seen someone be able to create like he does; he will go down as one of the best midfielders in Premier League history."

Since arriving from Wolfsburg in 2016, De Bruyne has scored 89 goals and provided 134 assists for Man City in all competitions, according to Transfermarkt.

He is currently fifth on the Premier League all-time assists list, 67 behind assists leader Ryan Giggs, according to MEN.

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KDB has come up against TAA's Liverpool 15 times but has won just three matches. Photo by Chris Brunskill.
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He has 10 assists and three goals in 14 appearances in the current Premier League season.

De Bruyne makes Belgium prediction

Sports Brief earlier reported on De Bruyne sensationally claiming Belgium can't win the World Cup because the team is too old.

Most of the country's golden generation, including KDB, are nearing the end of their peak years. With other countries getting stronger with younger talent, Belgium's window is slowly closing.

“I think our chance was 2018. We have a good team, but it is ageing. We lost some key players. We have some good new players coming, but they are not at the level other players were in 2018. I see us more as outsiders.”

Source: Sports Brief News