Former Liverpool defender claims Reece James is a better defender than Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold

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Liverpool star Trent Alexander-Arnold is seen as one of the best right-backs in the Premier League, and at just 22, Alexander-Arnold has proven that he’d make history as one of the greatest fullbacks the Premier League has ever seen.

However, Alexander-Arnold must continue to maintain his current form, with the emergence of Reece James.

England are blessed with enough talents in the right-back position, with Kieran Trippier and Kyle Walker both fighting for the spot, but Reece James is now seeming the most capable of displacing Alexander-Arnold.

The 20-year-old Chelsea defender has gradually displaced Cesar Azpilicueta in that position and has also worked his way into the Three Lions squad.

Former Chelsea and Liverpool right-back Glen Johnson has even claimed that Reece James is better than Alexander-Arnold defensively, although Trent Alexander-Arnold is the better attacking fullback.

“I would say, overall, it’s a toss-up between Trent and Reece James,” Johnson told compare.bet when asked who England’s best option at right-back is.

“It depends on who you’re playing against of course, but I think Reece James is a better defender. I think he’s quicker, stronger.

“Trent is great on the ball, he’s a great footballer, and he’s very smart and a lot wiser than his age suggests. But in international football, you get a lot more time on the ball, so I think Trent would be number one, but Reece would be a fantastic back-up.”

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