Graeme Le Saux believes 2019/20 TAG Heuer Young Player of the Season Trent Alexander-Arnold is setting new standards when it comes to the right-back position.
The Liverpool Academy graduate provided 13 assists during the season, the second-highest total in the Premier League.
He also scored four goals, including sensational free-kicks against Crystal Palace and Chelsea.
Le Saux, a former Premier League champion with Blackburn Rovers, voted for Alexander-Arnold as part of the panel that helped select the best player aged 23 or under at the start of 2019/20.
He explained his admiration for the influence the England international is having at such a young age.
"I can't ever remember one player have such an influence on his team at right-back as Trent has on Liverpool, let alone from a 21-year-old," said Le Saux.
"He's adding more goals to his game, his assists record is second to none among defenders. I can see him continuing to improve in the environment he is playing in at Liverpool.”
See: 2019/20 Premier League awards
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Part 1: Alexander-Arnold is named TAG Heuer Young Player of the Season 2019/20