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Trent Alexander-Arnold wins Premier League Young Player of the Season

Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold has won the Premier League Young Player of the Season award for the 2019/20 campaign.

The 21-year-old England international beat Manchester United trio Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood for the Young Player award along with Chelsea duo Mason Mount and Christian Pulisic.

Jack Grealish was also nominated after helping Aston Villa secure Premier League survival as well as Dean Henderson, the Red Devils goalkeeper on loan at Sheffield United who has been tipped to replace David De Gea at Old Trafford.

But it was Alexander-Arnold, who is now believed to be worth more than Paul Pogba according to a recent study, who picked up this year’s award.

According to the newly appointed U23 manager Gary O’Neil, Alexander-Arnold can be a “huge inspiration” to the next crop of youngsters at Liverpool.

“I think it’ll be a huge inspiration to them,” O’Neil told Sky Sports News. “He’s been absolutely fantastic. I was watching his 13 assists last night and he has such variety – they are inswingers, outswingers, crosses from deep, corners, and he’s a modern-day full-back.

Analysis from Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher…

When you think of the world’s best full-backs from the past, you think of Roberto Carlos and Cafu bombing up and down the line.

Trent also gets and up and down the line, and we’ve had that for a while with attacking full-backs. But this is almost running a game from his position and we haven’t really seen that before. He’s a playmaker from right-back.

The range of his passing is almost like Kevin De Bruyne, you could argue they’re the best two passers in the Premier League. But one’s a midfielder and one’s a full-back.

Source: sky sports