The Northern Ireland youth international is making great strides through Liverpool's youth system.
McLaughlin told liverpoolfc.tv: "Everyone knows how good he is going forward but that guy can defend too. You can see that when he goes up against Ronaldo at Real Madrid. I watch him to try and pick up bits because I rate him as the complete right-back.
"Glen Johnson is the England right-back and a great player. Then you've got Martin Kelly and Jon Flanagan who have done brilliantly whenever they've been called upon."