Trent Alexander-Arnold Profile
|Born||Oct 07, 1998|
The Premier League and Champions League winner has thrived under Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool, making a name for himself as one of the league’s best attacking full-backs.
Trent Alexander-Arnold is an English professional soccer player who plays right-back for Liverpool. Since graduating from the club's academy in 2016, the youngster has developed into one of the first names on the teamsheet.
The 22-year-old won the Champions League with Liverpool in 2019, as well as the UEFA Super Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup.
In the following 2019/20 season, the defender won the Premier League with the Reds, as well as securing personal glory by claiming the PFA Young Player of the Year.
Alexander-Arnold joined Liverpool's academy aged six after attending a half-term camp hosted by the football club.
The Englishman thrived, going on to captain the U-16s and U-18s, and was singled out by club legend Steven Gerrard to have a bright future at Liverpool.
At the academy he developed from a winger to full-back, which gave him a clearer path into the first team. In 2015, Alexander-Arnold made his first unofficial debut for Liverpool, playing against Swindon Town in a pre-season friendly.
In 2016, Alexander-Arnold made his professional debut in the EFL Cup fourth round against Tottenham Hotspur, with his performance earning him a place in the EFL Team of the Week.
The defender was rewarded a new long-term contract in November 2016, before starting again in the EFL Cup against Leeds United where he secured an assist in a display that earned him Man of the Match.
Alexander-Arnold made his Premier League debut on the December 14, coming on as a substitute in a 3-0 win over Middlesbrough, as well as making his first start in a 1-1 draw with Manchester United.
After 12 appearances in all competitions, as well as one assist, the defender was named Liverpool's Young Player of the Year.
First Champions League final
In the 2017/18 season, first team right-back Nathaniel Clyne suffered a serious back injury which would clear a path for Alexander-Arnold's regular first team involvement.
His efforts would help Liverpool reach their first Champions League final since 2007. His debut Liverpool goal came in a Champions League play-off round against Hoffenheim, scoring a delightful free-kick.
As well as scoring in qualifying, the right-back scored in a 7-0 win over Maribor.
He also became the youngest English player to start in a Champions League quarter-final, where his side beat rivals Manchester City 3-0, a performance which again earned him a Man of the Match award.
For the second year running, the Englishman won Liverpool's Young Player of the Year, as Liverpool reached the Champions League final against Real Madrid.
Although his side lost 3-1, Alexander-Arnold performed admirably.
Champions League revenge
In the 2018/19 season Alexander-Arnold made his 50th appearance for the Reds, starting in a 2-1 win over Tottenham Hotspur, and a year of achievements was to follow.
The defender continued his impressive form throughout the season, claiming 12 league assists, a record for a defender, and being named in the PFA Team of the Year.
In Liverpool's Champions League semi-final second leg, the Reds were losing 3-0 on aggregate to Barcelona. However, a terrific comeback, thanks to Alexander-Arnold's instinctive corner for Divock Origi's winning goal, helped Liverpool beat Barcelona 4-3 and progress to the final.
The defender became the youngest player to start in two successive Champions League finals, which was made even sweeter when Liverpool beat Spurs to win the title.
Premier League glory
Alexander-Arnold had secured his position in this Liverpool side, continuing his impressive form early on in the 2019/20 season. He became only the eighth player in the Premier League era to register an assist in five consecutive games, and the first to do so for Liverpool.
In another successful season for the defender, he also picked up his 100th appearance for the Reds, winning the UEFA Super Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup early on in the campaign.
He also secured a place in the 2019 UEFA Team of the Year for his outstanding contributions that season.
Alexander-Arnold and his teammates would go onto secure a 44 game unbeaten streak in the Premier League that season, before lifting their first Premier League title.
The Englishman would also break his assist record for a defender, securing 13, becoming the first defender in the competition's history to reach double figures for assists in multiple campaigns.
Alexander-Arnold has represented England at various youth levels as well as playing for the senior squad. He featured in the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup, as well as the 2017 UEFA European Under-19 Championship and England Under-21s, making 32 appearances at youth level.
He earned his first call-up to the senior squad in May 2018 when he was named in Gareth Southgate's squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
He debuted for England in a 2-0 win over Costa Rica in a pre-tournament friendly. Alexander-Arnold made his tournament debut during the 2018 World Cup, starting in a 1-0 group-stage defeat to Belgium.
England would go onto reach the World Cup semi-finals, before falling to Croatia.
During a friendly against the USA, in honour of Wayne Rooney, Alexander-Arnold scored his first international goal, becoming the youngest Liverpool player to do so.
Alexander-Arnold was also called up to England's final 26-man squad for the delayed Euro 2020 championships. However, he was injured in a pre-tournament warm-up match against Austria and had to withdraw.
Alexander-Arnold is the nephew of former Reading and Millwall player, and former Manchester United club secretary, John Alexander. He has two brothers, Tyler and Marcel.
Alexander-Arnold volunteers as an ambassador for the Liverpool-based charity An Hour for Others, which seeks to provide underprivileged members of the community with anything from food hampers and toys to cooking and science lessons.
He is also an avid chess player, having been introduced to the game by his father as a youngster. In 2018 he played an invitational match against world champion Magnus Carlsen.
Trent Alexander-Arnold's net worth is believed to be £2.7million.