Rangers manager Steven Gerrard thinks that Liverpool are “blessed” to have two “world-class” full-backs in Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson as they look to win their first league title in a generation.

The Anfield pair have won a huge amount of plaudits for their performances in Jurgen Klopp’s side and Gerrard admits the duo are “absolutely flying” just now.”

Glasgow Rangers' Steve Gerrard during the UEFA Europa League Group G match between Glasgow Rangers and FC Porto at Ibrox Park, Glasgow on Thursday 7th November 2019.
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Gerrard has been particularly impressed with Alexander-Arnold’s progress and is confident he can be “whatever he wants to be” in his career.

“What we have in Trent and Robbo now, straight away you would put them in the world-class bracket,” Gerrard told the Liverpool Echo.

“The thing for Trent now is can he maintain that consistency for as long as he can? Because he can go on and be whatever he wants to be.

“What I would say is he is already there and we, as Liverpool fans, are blessed to have these two full-backs in the position because they are absolutely flying.

“They are so important and key to how Liverpool play and I just love watching them.”

Gerrard’s Rangers side are similarly reliant on full-backs to influence the game in attack with Borna Barisic and James Tavernier key to the Light Blues success.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 05: Trent Alexander-Arnold of Liverpool and Caglar Soyuncu of Leicester City during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Leicester City at Anfield on October 5, 2019 in Liverpool, United Kingdom.
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There’s little doubt of the quality of the Liverpool duo and if their Ibrox counterparts can be half as successful then the Gers are onto a very good thing.

With Barisic regularly starring for Croatia and finally starting to make his mark at Ibrox, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him follow Robertson’s path from the top-tier of Scottish football to England’s Premier League.

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