Trent John Alexander-Arnold is a professional footballer from England who plays for Liverpool as a right back. He was born on October 7th, 1998 in Liverpool and he spent his entire youth and senior career with the Reds.
Alexander-Arnold started to play football when he was 6 years old after he was discovered by Liverpool scouts at a local camp. He tried out his abilities in a few different positions before it was decided that his talents are best used at the right back. Additionally, the right-back was the clearest way into the first team for Trent, which was another reason for the switch from the winger position.
During his youth career at Anfield, Alexander-Arnold captained the team across all levels. His first-team debut came in 2016 when he was only 18. The manager at the time was Brandan Rodgers, who followed his development through youth ranks and saw Trent’s potential.
During 2017-2018 season, Alexander-Arnold received unexpected opportunity when the first choice at the right back, Nathaniel Clyne, had to miss time due to injury. The young back took his chance and had a great season with the club, establishing himself as the first choice in the position and reaching the Champions League final.
In the next two seasons with Liverpool, Alexander-Arnold helped the team win the Premier League title after three decades, as well as another Champions League title. His pace, creativity and crossing are the attributes that have made him one of the best right-backs in the world. The fact that he is only 22 years old and has a whole career ahead of him is another reason for admiration.
Alexander-Arnold made his debut for England national team in 2018 and managed to make the squad for the upcoming World Cup in Russia the same year. He was only the fourth teenager in England’s history to appear in a World Cup match and has since been a permanent member of the team.
In his short career to date, Trent already managed to win a few individual awards and accomplishments. For example, he was named into the PFA Team of the Year on two occasions, won the Premier League Young Player of the Season award and holds a record as the youngest player to appear in consecutive Champions League finals.
Trent Alexander-Arnold Transfers and Rumours
Despite spending his entire career at Liverpool, Alexander-Arnold is a constant part of transfer rumours and gossip. Although he is happy with the club and Liverpool is unlikely to let the right-back go for any price, football whispers and speculation are still there.
By some reports, both Real Madrid and Barcelona were interested in the right-back but they still haven’t made any official offers. Whether he really is one of their transfer targets or not is up to speculations but Trent would like to play for Barcelona in the future, by his own admission.
Whether that will happen and when, remains to be seen. In any case, the transfer odds for Alexander-Arnold are not that high at the moment and he is unlikely to make transfer news in the foreseeable future.