The former Manchester United defender is a massive fan of the Anfield academy graduate and has likened him to a legendary Brazilian World Cup winner.
Trent Alexander-Arnold is more Cafu than Gary Neville, says Rio Ferdinand, with the Liverpool defender viewed to be the top pick for England from a group of gifted right backs.
The Three Lions are well stocked when it comes to players to fill that specific post.
Manchester City star Kyle Walker was the favoured choice for a while, however Alexander-Arnold’s emergence has viewed him rise to the fore.
Chelsea academy graduate Reece James is being tipped for big things , alongside with Manchester United ’s £50 million ($58m) asset Aaron Wan-Bissaka.
Former Red Devils star Ferdinand concedes that Alexander-Arnold owns bragging rights at present, with the Liverpool youngster incomes comparisons to legendary Brazilian World Cup winner Cafu.
Ferdinand told a Q&A session on Instagram : “Trent Alexander, I saw him against Atletico Madrid at Anfield. If any kid right-back wants to watch a player in today’s present day game play right-back, get that 45-minute clip.
“The way he controlled the game from right-back, the last person I’ve seen do some thing like that is possibly Cafu.
“He played each and every pass in the book; outside of the boot, cross-field fade, sprayed it far and broad throughout the pitch, whipped it in the back of the defence. He executed everything.
“Trent is an absolute mad footballer, I don’t care what every body says, he plays for Liverpool and I don’t care, the kid can play.”
Ferdinand added: “As good a passer about, he’s up there, you speak about the [Kevin] De Bruynes of this world, I’m not going too a ways or overcooking it to say that Trent Alexander is in around them boys when speaking about top passers, and he’s at right-back by the way. Unheard of.
“You weren’t seeing Gary Neville pass the ball like that, as accurate as Neville was he couldn’t pass the ball like Trent Alexander.”
Alexander-Arnold is viewed to embody the new breed of full-back , with the game having come a long way since Neville was starring for United and England.
Defenders are now required to make contributions at each ends of the field, with Ferdinand admitting that Liverpool possess the ideal option for Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate.
He added after being quizzed on whether or not he would take Alexander-Arnold or Wan-Bissaka: “I don’t know. Right now it has to be Trent, due to the fact he’s experienced, he’s played in two Champions League finals, won one, was in a team that should’ve won the league and has been consistent.”