Over the past week, GiveMeSport have conducted a vote to settle one of the toughest debates in football: who is the best right-back in the world currently?
To create a fair poll, four candidates were put forward to the public via a Twitter poll which included Trent Alexander-Arnold, Dani Carvajal, Joshua Kimmich and Dani Alves.
Alexander-Arnold ran away with a resounding 72% share of the votes, with Kimmich finishing in second with 15%.
GMS then created a separate poll through Facebook for the two finalists, where over 147k fans voted on who the world’s top right-back is.
The Liverpudlian superstar dominated the majority share of the votes yet again, finishing with a staggering 75% share, a similar margin received via the initial poll.
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It is unsurprising that the England sensation came out on top, his club form this season has been unrivalled, creating 11 assists for his Liverpool teammates in the Premier League, as the Reds look to win the title for the first time in 27 years.
The 20-year-old has also made more assists, created more chances, delivered more crosses and made more interceptions than any other Liverpool player in the Champions League this season.
The defender’s quick thinking punished Spanish champions Barcelona on Tuesday evening, in what many are calling the greatest ever come back in the tournament’s history.
In a flash of brilliance in the 79th minute, TAA caught the Barcelona defence napping as he calmly walked away from the corner flag, then suddenly turned round and fired in a low ball to an un-marked Divock Origi, who smashed home from close range and fired Liverpool into the final.
The play will go down in history as a moment of instinctive genius by a young star who is wise beyond his years and may grow into the greatest right-back the sport has ever seen.
The right-back had been stung to miss out of the first leg at the Camp Nou, where Jurgen Klopp favoured Joe Gomez for his fresh legs, but delivered a response for which he will be long remembered.
Honourable mention must go to Kimmich, who has had a fine season for Bayern Munich, creating 14 assists for his teammates and scoring two goals, as Bayern sit atop the Bundesliga with two games to play.
The 24-year-old German has earned 40 caps for his country and will be a corner stone for manager Joachim Low moving forward, as Germany look to move on from a bitterly disappointing World Cup campaign last year.News Now - Sport News