I've always said that his future is in midfield, your thoughts? We can probably find a fullback that is better at defending but we're going to have a hard time finding a defender who can cross the ball like he can. Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold open to Steven Gerrard role switch Caoimhe O'Neill 08:11, 10 OCT 2019 Liverpool star Trent Alexander-Arnold has admitted he would be open to making the switch from full-back to midfielder in the future. A role in the middle of the park has long been associated with the 21-year-old since he broke into the Reds' first-team in the 2017/18 season. And having modelled his game on Steven Gerrard, the England international has insisted he would be open to a move. This comes after Jamie Carragher claimed Alexander-Arnold could become Liverpool's own Kevin De Bruyne. In response to this the right-back told the press: "Obviously I’m a defender first and foremost, then I want to try and help the team create chances. "For now the manager has decided I’m a right back. That’s where I’ll play. I’m really not fussed where I play. I just want to play football. "If a manager decides to use me in midfield, or as a centre-back or a striker then that’s where I’ll play." After his 16 assists haul last term, the Academy graduate has already scored once and set up three goals this season. The Champions League winner added: "[I modelled myself on] Gerrard, really. Everything about his game I always admired. I always studied him and wanted to be like him." "It’s maybe not that important to compare because at a young age, you haven’t achieved the things those types of players have. It’s difficult to say whether you will or won’t. Who knows? "For now, it’s about having an open mind and wanting to achieve those types of levels, wanting to be those types of players, wanting to reach the levels they’ve reached.