David Beckham gave advice to Trent Alexander-Arnold at England training

Trent Alexander-Arnold and David Beckham may play for different clubs, but they both value the art of inventive football.

Source: Liverpool Echo

Trent Alexander-Arnold and David Beckham may play for different clubs, but they both value the art of inventive football.

Only nine players in the history of the Premier League have contributed to more goals than Beckham (80). Although Alexander-Arnold (45) is on pace to surpass his total.

The Liverpool right-back has dreams of cracking the top 10 after averaging 11 assists per season since becoming a regular starter in the English premier league.

Beckham was an essential member of the England team under Gareth Southgate. But the 24-year-old has been relegated to the sidelines. He went on to make just one appearance of 33 minutes or less during this year’s World Cup.

He is still a team member, though, and this week during a break in practice, he met Beckham on the sidelines.

The 47-year-old was seen on camera praising Alexander-ability Arnold’s to cross while advising him on his free-kick technique.

What Beckham said to Trent-Alexander Arnold

He said:

“When I was at United, Ferguson, the moment he saw me off a little bit, with either my run-up or the smoothness of kicking it, he’d pull me back in.

He’d know exactly what I was doing wrong. So I just kept doing the same thing over and over again. I never changed it. Continuous. It’s simple but so important.

But you’re obviously doing it. Just keep doing whatever you’re doing, because you can cross a ball!”

Beckham’s words were greeted with admiration by Alexander-Arnold. He was dedicated to raising his level of play as he advances for both club and country.

Strangely, despite scoring his eighth direct free-kick for the team in the 2-0 victory over Rangers in October, the right-back has yet to contribute an assist this season.

More than half of Alexander-15 Arnold’s goals for Liverpool have come from free kicks. And he also scored as part of a set-piece sequence in the 2-1 victory against Chelsea in 2019.

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