“He’s Elon Musk; he’s Jeff Bezos!” – Ian Wright heaps praise on Liverpool superstar.
Arsenal legend Ian Wright has heaped praises In Liverpool star Trent Alexander-Arnold after being impressed by some of his stats this season.
The right-back has been in sensational form for Jurgen Klopp’s side this season, scoring two goals and providing 14 assists from 25 appearances across all competitions. His tally of ten assists is the most by any player in the Premier League this season.
Alexander-Arnold’s stats for progressive passes per 90 minutes has also stood out.
Ian Wright has been so blown away by the young Englishman and says he is ahead of any other player in the league in that regard
Wright thinks Alexander-Arnold is on an entirely different level compared to other players. The Gunners legend said on his own podcast Wright’s House (via HITC) in this regard:
“I wanted to give Trent some flowers because I read something the other day. So, 50 Premier League players have four progressive passes per 90 minutes from open play. 21 players have five; five players have six; two players have seven; no players have eight, nine, or 10. Trent Alexander-Arnold has 11.
“He is out there; he is gone. He’s Elon Musk; he’s Jeff Bezos; he’s gone to space; he’s gone somewhere else. He’s got to get flowers.”
Alexander-Arnold’s defensive prowess has often been questioned during his stint at Liverpool.
However, there is no doubt that the 23-year-old is one of the Reds’ main playmakers, who set up 13 goals for his teammates in 2019-20, holds the record for most assists by a defender in a Premier League season.