Tony Cascarino believes Liverpool star Trent Alexander-Arnold has been neglected for this season’s Participant of the 12 months accolades.
Reds skipper Jordan Henderson has already claimed the Soccer Writers’ prize and the PFA award will undoubtedly go to him or Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne.
Nevertheless, Cascarino suggests Alexander-Arnold has been the Premier League’s standout performer this season.
The 21-year-old has recorded 13 assists this season from right-back. To place that into context, Ryan Giggs, the Premier League’s all-time main assist-maker, by no means reached that quantity in a single season.
Given his age and his significance to arguably the best membership facet in Europe, Cascarino explains why the England full-back would’ve obtained his vote.
“I feel Alexander-Arnold has had a unprecedented season,” he instructed the Weekend Sports activities Breakfast.
“At 21-years outdated, how he’s performed, what he creates, a few of the objectives he’s scored.
“He’s obtained 4 objectives and 13 assists, his variety of crosses is simply lower than 400 within the Premier League this yr. These are massive numbers.
“His significance to the group has been there for everyone to see.
“Van Dijk has been terrific once more, however after I stated Trent, he has simply stood out to me.”
Nonetheless, no person would argue towards Henderson claiming the person prizes this season.
The 30-year-old joined talkSPORT yesterday to replicate on being named Soccer Writers’ Participant of the 12 months after years of criticism from followers.
“To be trustworthy, I’m not too bothered,” he stated. “Folks will all the time criticise you all through your profession, however a very powerful factor for me is the group and what we have now achieved collectively.
“We’ve achieved loads over the previous yr or so and that’s a very powerful factor for me.
“Whether or not individuals wish to recognise what I do as a footballer or not, I’m not too bothered about that, I’m solely bothered about my group, the membership and in addition England as properly, and I simply attempt to deal with my job and attempt to enhance as a participant each single yr, to get higher and higher, and let everybody else discuss whether or not I’m doing an excellent job or not.”