Gary Neville made a huge statement earlier about Liverpool's Trent Alexander-Arnold, while discussing the right-back on Sky Sport's Monday Night Football.
There has been much debate in recent times over his omission from Gareth Southgate's most recent England squad, and the defensive deficiencies of the attack-minded player.
While Alexander-Arnold has been much maligned for his defending, many believe that this view is over-exaggerated.
Neville did break down many of his failings at the back, but was adamant that if he improved these areas then he could reach incredible heights in the game.
"I think these are really basic things for him. The hard part of the game he's doing. No full-back that I've ever seen in this country can do what he can do.
So if he can just work on those four basic things and just work on the consistency element with those things, we won't just have one of the best attacking right-backs this country's ever produced.
We'll have probably the best right-back the world has ever produced. Because this is a Cafu, this is a Cafu, this is that level of full-back.
"This is someone unbelievably special, and this is an important juncture in his career where you say 'right what does he do?' Does he think 'I don't have to do that, I don't want to do that?' I would urge him just to work for two months, three months, four months."
Neville Lavishes Praise On Alexander-Arnold
"No full-back that I've ever seen in this country can do what he can do"😮@GNev2 believes Trent-Alexander Arnold could become 'the best right back the world has ever produced' if he becomes more solid defensively 👇 pic.twitter.com/BDnPoP3OLA
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) October 3, 2022
Neville was questioned whether Alexander-Arnold would have the time to coach these improvements into his game, but Neville remarked that missing the World Cup could be a blessing in disguise in this regard.
"Look have these players got time to be coached? They've got games all the time, look when do you put the work in to do this?
There might be a negative in him not going to the World Cup, that might be the biggest positive in his career if he can have five to six weeks here, just literally coached, working on these things.
"I don't know what you think Carra, you watch him more than I do, but he's someone who I think is just unbelievable."