Danny Mills has hailed Wolves full-back Matt Doherty as the club’s most consistent player and insisted he’s the equal of Trent Alexander-Arnold.
The former Leeds United full-back, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, compared the 28-year-old to the Liverpool right-back who was dubbed “world class” by Jamie Carragher last week.
Doherty scored one and assisted one as the Wanderers improved their chance of Champions League qualification with a 3-2 victory away to Tottenham last weekend.
Goals from Diogo Jota and Raul Jimenez completed the comeback for Nuno Espirito Santo’s side, having trailed twice at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
When asked if the right-wing back deserved to be in the conversation for the best full-back in the league, Mills told Football Insider: “When you look at all of the plaudits Trent Alexander Arnold is getting… If you look at Doherty, where he has come from and what he has done, he has been outstanding. The way he has played has been absolutely superb.
“He has been one of Wolves’ most consistent players over the last two seasons and he deserves as much praise as he can get. He has got great energy and great athleticism.
“Having played as a wing-back in my career, when you enjoy running it gives you a bit of extra freedom that you can make long runs.”
The opener was the Republic of Ireland international’s seventh goal of the season in 37 appearances in all competitions.
Doherty also scored as the Wanderers qualified for the last 16 of the Europa League despite a 3-2 defeat away to Espanyol last Thursday.