Former Chelsea star Frank Sinclair believes that Reece James has more to his all-round game than Trent Alexander-Arnold.
The Liverpool star has been in fine form for the Reds over the last couple of years, playing a key role in the Champions League-winning run of last season.
James, meanwhile, has entered the fray at Stamford Bridge following a standout loan season for Wigan in 2018/19, and Sinclair believes that he has what it takes to push his rival hard for a spot in the England team.
“Lampard and Jody Morris are both massive fans of Reece James,” Sinclair told Genting Bet.
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“I’ve been aware of Reece-James for a number of years after speaking with Jody about the talent coming through the system at Chelsea – he obviously then went to Wigan where he emerged as a quality player playing in a number of different positions.
“The one thing about Reece-James is that he can play all across the back four but he can play in the midfield as well.
“It’s going to be ta big ask for Reece-James to rival Trent Alexander-Arnold given the way that he is performing for Liverpool but I do see faults in Trent’s game.
“Defensively, Reece-James is a better defender than Alexander-Arnold at the moment. But, it is hard to find a full back that produces as many assists in Europe than Trent does for Liverpool.
“Alexander-Arnold will likely command the right back position for England for the next five or six years but Reece-James will certainly push him, especially once he has gained more experience in the Premier League.
“As an all-round full back, I think there is more to his game than Trent as he is good going forward but he is also very strong defensively as well.”