sport news Liverpool icon Neal: Young defenders can emulate my career

Liverpool's most-decorated player Phil Neal believes Jurgen Klopp's current full-backs have all the potential to emulate him.

It is almost impossible to think they could ever hope to match the ex-defender's three European Cups, one UEFA Cup, eight league titles, four League Cups, one UEFA Super Cup and five Charity Shields.

However, the 67-year-old sees a huge amount of talent in Trent Alexander-Arnold (19), Joe Gomez (20) and Andrew Robertson (23).

Phil Neal believes Jurgen Klopp's current full-backs have all the potential to emulate him

Phil Neal believes Jurgen Klopp's current full-backs have all the potential to emulate him

Neal (right) won an astonishing 22 trophies during his illustrious career with the Anfield club

Neal (right) won an astonishing 22 trophies during his illustrious career with the Anfield club

'I love both of them (Alexander-Arnold and Robertson) and I've also said to Gomez - I bumped into him in a sponsors' lounge the other week - "You can achieve just as much as me if not more" and I'll say that to the other kids, Robertson and Alexander-Arnold,' said Neal at the launch of Forever Reds, Liverpool's official former players' association.

'I would say to them "I love you to bits" because I see a Phil Neal in all of you.

'A certain Scottish friend who I played with, Alan Hansen, once said you

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