Trent Alexander-Arnold has had a stellar start to his English career.

Playing alongside both Alisson Becker and Virgil Van Dijk does have its perks and it shows in the young full-back’s statistics.

He averages 2 tackles and 1.3 interceptions a game, which, given Liverpool’s defensive record, is rather impressive for a 20-year-old.

While he has averaged one tackle a game, Alexander-Arnold’s accuracy is only at a meagre 68.2%.

It shows that he has a long way to go before he becomes a defensive colossus.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka, on the other hand, was a defensive behemoth last season.

For anyone, an average of 4 tackles per game is impressive and that blows Alexander-Arnold out of the water.

Furthermore, Bissaka also made more interceptions, more clearances and also been dribbled past fewer times.

Perhaps the reason why United were after him all along.


Trent Alexander-Arnold: 6 assists, 1.5 key passes, 0.6 dribbles (per 90)

Aaron Wan-Bissaka: 2 assists, 0.4 key passes, 1.7 dribbles (per 90)

When it comes to the offensive side of the game, there is only one winner and by a large margin of difference.

The fact that Liverpool dominated nearly every team they played against last season may play a part but take nothing away from Trent Alexander-Arnold.

The fact that he averaged 1.5 key passes per game is downright incredible and that’s a statistic that Aaron Wan-Bissaka cannot even come close to matching.

A key part of Liverpool’s attacking force, the young full-back has produced the goods time after time and it shows.

So far in the Premier League last season, Alexander-Arnold was able to rack up six assists to his name.

Wan-Bissaka, on the other hand, has struggled offensively but still managed to create 0.4 key passes per game, with 2 assists to his name.

However, where the Crystal Palace full-back does beat Alexander-Arnold is when it comes down to dribbles per game.

It’s there than the Eagles’ star flourishes, showing that things could change if he plays for a more attack-minded team.


The statistics show that the two right-backs are not similar. While Trent Alexander-Arnold does his best work going forward, Aaron Wan-Bissaka does his best work defensively.

Both are two different right-backs playing for two different teams and that has clearly made an impact on the statistics.

There is no outright better player but each of them have a special edge to their game which fits depending on the teams they play for.

**all data taken from