Rival player admits Reece James is one of the best

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Liverpool right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold has hailed Reece James development and has admitted that the 20-year-old is one of the best players in the league.

Alexander-Arnold, who’s just 21, has since risen to the top as one of the best right-backs in the Premier League, and is England’s number one right-back.

However, Reece James is beginning to climb high up the ladder, and Alexander-Arnold has revealed his respect for the Chelsea defender.

“I remember him being really good for Chelsea youth teams and I remember watching him in the Youth Cup,” the 21-year-old told the Evening Standard.

“Chelsea is probably the hardest team to break into as a local lad and as a young English player. For him to be able to do that is a statement itself.”

The Liverpool defender went on: “He had shown since he came in over the last year or so that he is a good player, solid defensively and good going forward.

“He is an all-round right-back and probably up there with some of the best in the league.”

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