Kieran Trippier has said labelled Andy Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold as ‘the best full-backs in the world’ and compared Liverpool’s options in the full-back areas to those Tottenham had under Mauricio Pochettino.
During Pochettino’s heyday at Spurs when the Lilywhites were pushing for the title, Kyle Walker and Danny Rose were viewed by many as the best full-back duo in the Premier League.
Not only did both players excel both defensively and offensively but they also boasted excellent engines and overpowered most wide players on their day.
The standard the duo maintained meant that Trippier and Ben Davies had to content a bit-part role.
Robertson and Alexander-Arnold have arguably taken things to a different level over recent years and have completely transformed the position, often being Liverpool’s main creators.
Jurgen Klopp’s men also have suitable covers for both players in the form of Konstantinos Tsimikas and Joe Gomez, who has shown recently that he is more than capable of doing a job at right-back.
When asked about Liverpool’s options in the full-back areas, Trippier told BBC Radio 5 Live Sport 13/04/22: “Similar situation when I was at Tottenham. We had myself, Rose and Walker.
“Like I said, it’s always good to have competition and two players in every position.
“Robertson and Trent, they have been unbelievable for the past few years and the numbers speak for themselves. Two of the best fullbacks in the world.”
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Rose’s decline since 2017 is not discussed enough by fans and pundits. For three years, the former Tottenham man was arguably the best left-back in the world.
He had the engine and delivery that Robertson possessed while arguably being better than the Liverpool man in one vs one situation, both defensively and offensively.
However, it wall went downhill for the England international since he gave that controversial interview to The Sun.
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