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23:05  27 march  2019
23:05  27 march  2019 Source:   readsport.co

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Former Liverpool defender and 2005 Champions League winner Djimi Traore has lavished praise on the Reds’ full-back pairing Trent Alexander - Arnold and Andy Robertson . For everyone who’s been glued into this year’s Premier League title race, it has been clear to see that the Red side of

Trent John Alexander - Arnold (born 7 October 1998) is an English professional footballer who plays as a right-back for Premier League club Liverpool and the England national team.

Traore hails Robertson and Alexander-Arnold © Julian Finney/Getty Images Sport A.S. Roma v Liverpool - UEFA Champions League Semi Final Second Leg

Former Liverpool defender and 2005 Champions League winner Djimi Traore has lavished praise on the Reds’ full-back pairing Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson.

For everyone who’s been glued into this year’s Premier League title race, it has been clear to see that the Red side of Merseyside possesses an exceptional duo of wide defenders.

The now-current assistant manager of Seattle Sounders FC cared to share some in-house perspective with Liverpool’s official club website about the new modernised playing style at full-back, and how much the pair are succeeding offensively as well as defensively.

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BBC and BT Sport pundit Chris Sutton has called Liverpool full-backs Andrew Robertson and Trent Alexander - Arnold top class. The striker won the Premier League with Blackburn Rovers in 1995 and he took to Twitter after Liverpool’s 2-1 win over Chelsea yesterday.

The two fullbacks have been hailed across Europe over the last 18 months as they provided the creativity for Jurgen Klopp’s unstoppable machine. Between them, they assisted 28 goals last season and were a key part of the Reds’ Champions League triumph.

Traore said:

“I think both of the full-backs are fantastic players. They play more offensive than what we used to do back in my era, they are great lads and you can see they enjoy it, they embrace that position and enjoy their football.”

Traore hails Robertson and Alexander-Arnold © Marc Atkins/Getty Images Sport Marc Atkins/Getty Images Sport

“They are part of our attack and it’s fantastic the way Liverpool play. Everybody attacks and everybody also defends.”

“The full-backs contribute a lot to the offensive part of the team and it is a good weapon because when you have that kind of service it’s fantastic for the strikers.”

And the numbers truly support Traore’s statement. Scottish skipper Robertson holds rank over his English teammate Alexnder-Arnold for most provided assists at full-back.

He has provided goals for his fellow Reds stars on 10 occasions, meanwhile, Alexander-Arnold has chipped in with six direct assists.

It might still be too early call for the right-back to get back on the pitch this Sunday with their clash at Anfield against Tottenham Hotspur, but Jurgen Klopp remains hopeful.

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