Three years ago today, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp handed a competitive first team debut to a teenage right-back in the Reds’ 2-1 win over Tottenham in the EFL Cup.
Trent Alexander-Arnold has since gone on to win the Champions League with the club and, on the three-year anniversary of his Reds debut, he tweeted: “Time flies! 3 years since my debut…loving it #YNWA”, along with an image of him in action on the night. [via @trentaa98]
— Trent Arnold (@trentaa98) October 25, 2019
The right-back made his Premier League debut against Middlesbrough two months later and was then given his first league start away to Manchester United in January 2017. He ended the 2016/17 campaign as Liverpool’s Young Player of the Season.
Alexander-Arnold made a further 34 appearances the following season, scoring three times and playing in the Champions League final against Real Madrid, with 40 appearances and a Champions League winner’s medal to show for his efforts in 2018/19.
Having only turned 21 earlier this month, he is already just two games away from 100 first team appearances for Liverpool, while he is the youngest player to start in two consecutive Champions League finals.
Alexander-Arnold has followed in the footsteps of players such as Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher in graduating from Liverpool’s academy to become a first team regular and European champion at the club.
These Liverpool fans on Twitter showed their appreciation for the 21-year-old after seeing his tweet:
Our next Gerrard, you absolute legend
— ⁹ (@Bobby_SZN) October 25, 2019
Liverpool debut….. Check
Best right in the world….. Check
Future Liverpool Captain….. Check
Future England captain….. Check#YNWA
Lengendary status guaranteed
— Tony Williams (@bigtoe1978) October 25, 2019
And the rest is history… pic.twitter.com/jRYFLVVk5i
— Tas Mavridis (@TasMavridis) October 25, 2019
You’ve been amazing so far, I’m really proud of how you’ve settled seamlessly into the team.
— Di B (@dianeb1984) October 25, 2019
— isabella (@trentsrobbo) October 25, 2019
And a champions league medal round your neck and a various amount of players in your pocket
— Daveeeeeeee (@David_McCombe) October 25, 2019
You look about 12 on your debut, matured to the max, keep up the hard work mr delivery
— James Shearing (@ShearingJames) October 25, 2019
How happy you have made us Trent…we’re loving what you..the lads..Jurgen and the club are have done and are doing!#YNWA
— Sean Reid (@TazmanLFC1965) October 25, 2019
Made massive strides lad. Up there with the very best already. Keep up the good work
— John Taylor (@knowyorrights) October 25, 2019
Have you been pleasantly surprised with Alexander-Arnold’s progression in the three years since he made his Liverpool debut? Just how good could he eventually become? Have your say by commenting below!
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