Tino Livramento and Thierry Small have both claimed that former Tottenham right-back Kyle Walker-Peters is one of the most underrated players they have ever played with.

Walker-Peters joined Southampton in the summer of 2020 after a successful loan spell on the South Coast in the second half of the 2019/20 campaign, with Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg making a move in the opposite direction.

The Spurs academy graduate’s stock has been growing steadily since his move to the St Mary’s thanks to his consistent displays for Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side.

Not only has the 24-year-old demonstrated the attacking attributes that he showed glimpses of in the few opportunities he got at Spurs but he has also seemingly improved the defensive side of his game.

Livramento and Small have now revealed that the former Tottenham man also plays in central midfield during training, insisting that he is capable of doing a fine job in the position.

When asked to name underrated players they play with, Livramento told Rising Ballers: “Kyle Walker-Peters, he can play either side, different waves. He has played centre-mid a few times in training.”

Small added: “Yes, Kyle is a baller as well. He can play centre-mid as well.”

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Serge Aurier, Walker-Peters and Kieran Trippier would have all been better fits for the right wing-back role in Conte’s system than Emerson Royal. 

That tells how shambolic our recruitment has been and the cost of appointing managers with completely different philosophies.

I do not mean that as a criticism of Emerson as I believe he would be a competent right-back in a back four but he simply does not offer enough going forward to play as a wing-back.

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