Trent Alexander Arnold Dubbed the “Modern Era David Beckham” After Insane Free-Kick for Liverpool

Published 12/04/2023, 8:14 AM EST

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Sunday’s match between Liverpool and Fulham was one for the books. It had all the drama, tension, and excitement and at the center of it all was Liverpool’s right-back, Trent Alexander-Arnold. The performance from the Englishman, which included an impressive free-kick, has even drawn comparisons to English legend David Beckham.

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During the match, it was Arnold who completed Liverpool’s comeback with a late 88th-minute goal. The goal sealed the 4-3 win for the Reds. However, the moment that became the show’s highlight was the 20th-minute free-kick that the 25-year-old took.

Trent Alexander-Arnold’s free-kick earns him big comparison

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In the 20th minute of the match, with the score leveled, Alexander-Arnold stepped up to take a free-kick. The young prospect struck the ball with such precision and power that it soared into the top right corner, rattling off the crossbar and finding its way into the back of the net. Unfortunately, on its trajectory towards the goal, the ball hit the back of Fulham goalkeeper Bernd Leno, resulting in an own goal.

Nevertheless, the sheer quality of the strike could not be overlooked. The breathtaking goal became the talk of the town and garnered attention on The FCM Podcast. The host, overwhelmed by the youngster’s abilities, compared him to none other than David Beckham, a name that resonates with soccer fans worldwide.

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The host of the podcast confidently declared, “This (Trent Alexander-Arnold) is the modern-era David Beckham. To be compared to David Beckham is no small accolade. Beckham, known for his extraordinary free-kick abilities and overall legendary status in the game, has left an indelible mark on the world of soccer.

To be compared to him is a testament to Alexander-Arnold’s incredible talent and potential. It appears that this Liverpool star has taken the advice he received from the owner of Inter Miami last year with great seriousness.

David Beckham once gave the right-back a sage advice

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Before England’s World Cup 2022 quarter-final match against France, David Beckham made a visit to the England camp. During his time there, he was seen having a conversation with Trent Alexander-Arnold. It was during this exchange that the 48-year-old offered some valuable advice on taking free-kicks.

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The 25-year-old was told by Becks, “You’re obviously doing it – so just keep doing whatever you’re doing. Because you can cross a ball!” And now, just one year later, Alexander-Arnold is being hailed as the modern-day version of David Beckham.

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My name is Saransh Chauhan and I am an experienced soccer writer at EssentiallySports. With over a year of experience at EssentiallySports, I have covered various aspects of the magnificent sport. While I strive to provide comprehensive coverage of core sports topics, I also explore off-court and entertainment subjects.
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