Rio Ferdinand Explains Why Reece James Is Better Than Trent Alexander Arnold

The former Man United defender believes talking about Trent Alexander Arnold without referencing Reece James isn’t a fair analysis

Alexander Arnold and Reece James has gone to become two of the greatest wing backs to grace the Premier League.

James came from the Blues academy to become a major starter in the senior squad, same for Arnold who is also a Reds academy graduate.

Unlike Arnold who has been built right from time as defender, Reece James has earlier on disclosed that he started his career as an attacker, little wonder why he possesses such tremendous striking skills.

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According to Rio Ferdinand, Alexander Arnold no doubt is up the ranks following his super crosses that has credited him many assists but above him is Chelsea man, Reece James.


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Trent has just 2 goals for Liverpool across all competitions this season while James already racked up 6 goals while playing fewer games due to injury blow.

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But James is less of an assister than the 23-year-old who already has multiple of what James’ assists (12 assists compared to Reece James’ 6).

“Reece (James) has got everything,” Rio Ferdinand said to BTsport.

“I think this kid, man… seriously, he’s got five goals, by the way, six assists. Trent has taken assist levels to a new level.

“This kid, I reckon he’ll score more goals than someone like Trent. That’s the difference.”

Chelsea suffered a disturbing defeat to their former Manager’s side Everton last weekend with Azpilicueta banking his second goal-leading error in just 2-weeks. Prior this, the Spaniard had gone 10-years without making any.

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Although still in the third place, Chelsea are now tasked with finishing their remaining matches with victories or risk major shake-up from Arsenal who are stunning through into the top 4 for a UCL return.

Liverpool on the hand are helping keep the title hopes alive as they continue trailing one point behind Manchester City.