Liverpool have suffered major issues in the midfield area this season, as their awful form shows no signs of changing after a awful 3-0 defeat at Wolves.
With Fabinho and Jordan Henderson having their worst seasons in a Liverpool shirt, Jurgen Klopp has turned to the likes of Stefan Bajcetic and Naby Keita to fix those issues.
The midfield seems to be seriously lacking any sort of competitiveness or creativity, which many believe Trent Alexander-Arnold could offer in huge amounts.
Question marks have also previously been raised regarding Alexander-Arnold defensive ability in one-on-one situations whilst playing full-back.
Moving Trent into midfield would welcome either James Milner or Calvin Ramsay into the side, who has shown glimpses of his potential whilst playing for the Under-21’s.
"With Alexander-Arnold struggling to impact games as he so often has from right-back, and with opponents clearly intent on clipping the England man’s wings by targeting his flank … could a shift into midfield, even just for the short-term, benefit Liverpool?" [@neiljonesgoal] pic.twitter.com/safwtnN6vv
— Anfield Edition (@AnfieldEdition) February 8, 2023
Trent could become a dangerous component in Jurgen Klopp’s midfield, especially when we are in possession of the ball.
Imagine the amount of crosses and through balls he could play to the likes of Mohamed Salah and Darwin Nunez if he can regularly find himself in the half space in midfield, in a similar way to Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne.
Not just offensively, but defensively he could improve our midfield too.
Admittedly, in one-on-one situations and in terms of his positioning, Trent can be regularly caught out out wide.
However, stats show how good at interceptions and pressing the ball he is which is a hugely important part of the way Jurgen Klopp likes his midfield to play.