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Ex-Chelsea, Liverpool fullback Johnson: Why James better than Alexander-Arnold

Former Chelsea and Liverpool fullback Glen Johnson rates Reece James ahead of Trent Alexander-Arnold.

Johnson, who earned 54 caps for his country between 2003 and 2014, has weighed in on the debate over who should be England's first-choice right back.

"So I would say, overall, it's a toss-up between Trent and Reece James," he told Compare.bet.

"It depends on who you're playing against of course, but I think Reece James is a better defender. I think he's quicker, stronger.

"Trent is great on the ball, he's a great footballer, and he's very smart and a lot wiser than his age suggests.

"But in international football, you get a lot more time on the ball, so I think Trent would be No 1, but Reece would be a fantastic back-up."

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