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Trent Alexander-Arnold

Trent Alexander-Arnold

Birthdate: 7 October 1998
Birthplace: West Derby, Liverpool, England
Bought from: Local
Signed for LFC:
Liverpool debut: 25.10.2016
Last appearance: 16.09.2017
Debut goal: 15.08.2017
Last goal: 15.08.2017
Contract expiry: 2022 (signed 07.07.2017)
Win ratio: 58.82% W:10 D:4 L:3
LFC league games/goals: 10 / 0
Total LFC games/goals: 17 / 1

Player profile

Alexander-Arnold is originally a central midfielder who has been used by Klopp as a right-back to such a good effect in pre-season to the 2016/17 campaign that he was on the bench as Liverpool conquered at Arsenal on the first day of the season. He made his first-team debut against Tottenham in the fourth round of the League Cup at Anfield on 25 October 2016. The local lad has been at the academy since he was six years old and has been both captain of the u-16 and the u-18 team. 

In Gerrard's most recent autobiography, he details his admiration for Alexander-Arnold, whom Gerrard saw while working on his UEFA coaching badges at the Academy. Then 16, this is how Gerrard described the potential of Alexander-Arnold: “Trent Arnold has a terrific chance of making it as a top professional. He’s quite leggy but he’s got a lovely frame and seems to have all the attributes you need. He has the right attitude and comes from West Derby, home to Melwood. So Trent is another Scouser and apparently, just as I tried to be John Barnes and Steve McMahon, he grew up pretending to be me while playing in the Merseyside parks. He can play as a number 6, a holding midfielder, but he’s versatile and I’ve seen him fill various positions. I know England are all over him.”

Alexander-Arnold made his debut against Tottenham in the League Cup on 25th October 2016, just two weeks after his eighteenth birthday. In December he came on as a substitute at Middlesbrough and Jurgen Klopp had enough faith in him to hand a first Premier League start against Manchester United at Old Trafford in January 2017. By the end of the season he had made twelve appearances, seven in the league. 

After an impressive pre-season and with Nathaniel Clyne injured, Alexander-Arnold began 2017-18 as first choice right back and scored his first goal against Hoffenheim in a Champions League qualifier on 15th August, curling a free kick into the net.

Appearances per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 10 2 3 2 0 17
2016-2017 7 2 3 0 0 12
2017-2018 3 0 0 2 0 5

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

Total Opponent
2 Plymouth Argyle
2 Tottenham
2 Hoffenheim
1 Middlesbrough
1 Watford
1 Crystal Palace
1 Stoke City
1 Manchester United
1 Leeds United
1 Southampton
1 Manchester City
1 Everton
1 Burnley
1 Arsenal
Total Started/substitutions
12 Started
18 On the bench
5 Substitute
4 Substituted
Total Competition
10 England Premier League
3 League Cup
2 Champions League
2 FA Cup

Goals per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 0 0 0 1 0 1
2016-2017 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017-2018 0 0 0 1 0 1

A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring

Total Opponent
1 Hoffenheim
Total Started/substitutions
1 Started
0 Substitute
Total Competition
1 Champions League
Total Goal minute period
1 31-45 minutes
Total Open play/Penalty
1 Open play

Milestone Appearances

# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 25.10.2016 Tottenham Anfield League Cup

Milestone Goals

# Minute Date Against Stadium Competition
1 35 15.08.2017 Hoffenheim Rhein-Neckar-Arena Europe

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