Transfer Flashbacks: Trent Alexander-Arnold’s debut

Transfer Flashbacks: Trent Alexander-Arnold’s debut

On the 25th October 2016, Liverpool youngster Trent Alexander-Arnold made his debut against Tottenham Hotspur in the EFL Cup and helped the team win 2-1. 

Despite making his debut for the side, the youngster didn’t receive much attention from the fans and largely went unnoticed by the Liverpool faithful.

Along with Kevin Stewart and Ovie Ejaria, Alexander-Arnold was the latest academy graduate to progress into the first-team and he had a very promising game. Since then, Alexander-Arnold has gone on to become one of the most important players in the side and it seems that the majority of fans were wrong not to be excited about the full-back.

In a debut that seemed to promise so much, it seems odd that not many Liverpool fans were impressed with the defender. In his first season with the first-team, Alexander Arnold made seven appearances in the league. His pace, energy and great delivery were a welcome addition to Klopp’s side and in truth, it always looked like he would be given the full-time starting position ahead of Clyne.

Last year, the youngster would once again cemented himself in the side as he played 19 games in the league, while also being a key member in Liverpool’s bittersweet run to the Champions League final.

Internationally, Alexander-Arnold has broken into Gareth Southgate’s England squad and although he didn’t feature much during the World Cup due to Kieran Trippier’s superb performances, he certainly looks like he could be the future first-choice fullback in years to come.

This season he’s continued his form and has quickly become one of the better players in the squad and one of the best players in his position in the league. It’s safe to say that the Liverpool fans were bizarre in their lack of praise for the youngster.

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