Liverpool star set for permanent position change next season

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Liverpool are reportedly considering signing a new right-back in the summer transfer window.

Having recently announced Jurgen Klopp will be leaving his role as manager at the end of the season, Liverpool are set for a huge period of transition.

And for one player in particular, Klopp’s guidance could lead to a permanent new role.

Since being promoted to the Reds’ senior first team in 2016, Trent Alexander-Arnold, 25, has become one of the Premier League’s best right-backs. Although his defensive game has often been criticised, the Merseyside-born full-back’s offensive numbers remain unrivalled.

Trent Alexander-Arnold to play in Liverpool’s midfield

And following Conor Bradley’s recent emergence at full-back following Alexander-Arnold’s unfortunate injury, there is now scope for the world-class 25-year-old to adopt a more centrally creative role from next season onwards.

Often played in a hybrid role allowing him to fill in at full-back and also midfield, one of Klopp’s biggest tactical successes has been seeing Alexander-Arnold flourish as a playmaking midfielder — and Gareth Southgate agrees. The England boss has frequently deployed Liverpool’s number 66 alongside Jude Bellingham at the base of the Three Lions’ midfield.

Trent Alexander-Arnold in action for England.

Consequently, there are now plans to move the full-back into a permanent midfield role with Bradley’s breakthrough making such a decision easier.

There could be a new signing on the cards too though. According to a recent report from Football Insider, the Reds’ are open to bringing in a new right-back at the end of the season. Assuming the club look to sign a pre-established full-back, Bradley is then likely to serve as a backup with Alexander-Arnold free to work alongside Alexis Mac Allister and Dominik Szoboszlai in the middle of the pitch.

A potentially exciting tactical tweak for fans who love watching their homegrown talent contribute at the business end of the pitch.

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