Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has hinted he could move Trent Alexander-Arnold to midfield at some point in the season.
According to the German boss, while the England international possesses the quality to be versatile on the pitch, he is more productive playing on the right side of defence.
Klopp took Alexander-Arnold’s hybrid role of going into central areas a bit further in the Carabao Cup triumph at Bournemouth when he brought him on to replace holding midfielder Wataru Endo for the final half-hour.
Liverpool are short of options in the middle of the park after Alexis Mac Allister picked up his fifth yellow card of the Premier League season which sees him suspended for the next game against Brentford.
Asked whether that could pave the way for the right-back to come into midfield, Klopp said: “[A] possibility, depends on the situation and the opponent, on a lot of things.”
“We know he can play there but if we just put him there we lose one of the best right-backs in the world so we should not forget that completely.
“Of course, he is an option for that position.”
Liverpool will look to bounce back to winning ways after suffering defeat against Toulouse on Thursday.