Players - Trent Alexander-Arnold

Trent Alexander-Arnold
Birthdate: 7 October 1998
Birthplace: West Derby, Liverpool, England
Bought from: Local
Signed for LFC: 2004
International debut: 07.06.2108 vs. Costa Rica
International caps: 5/1 15.11.2018
Liverpool debut: 25.10.2016
Last appearance: 17.09.2019
Debut goal: 15.08.2017
Last goal: 24.11.2018
Contract expiry: 2024-06-30 (signed 19.01.2019)
Win ratio: 72.04% W:67 D:13 L:13
Honours: Champions League 2019
LFC league games/goals: 60 / 2
Total LFC games/goals: 93 / 4

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. After battling with Joe Gomez for the position, he made it his own in the second half of the season and became Liverpool's youngest ever player to appear in a Champions League final. He also earned a call up to England's World Cup squad despite not being capped, making his debut in the final warm up friendly against Costa Rica at Elland road on 2nd June.

2018-19 was another outstanding season for Alexander-Arnold, with 40 appearances in all competitions  and a contract extension being signed in the January. He scored one goal, a free kick at Watford, and ended the season with a Champions League medal. Being interviewed afterwards, he modestly responded that he was a normal lad from Liverpool whose dreams had come true. 
Appearances per season
Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 60 4 3 25 1 93
2016-2017 7 2 3 0 0 12
2017-2018 19 2 0 12 0 33
2018-2019 29 0 0 11 0 40
2019-2020 5 0 0 2 1 8
A more detailed look at the player's appearances
Total Opponent
6 Southampton
6 Tottenham
5 Burnley
5 Manchester City
5 Everton
4 Newcastle United
4 Chelsea
4 Brighton & Hove Albion
4 Arsenal
3 Watford
3 Crystal Palace
3 Porto
3 Napoli
2 Hoffenheim
2 NK Maribor
2 Roma
2 Spartak Moscow
2 Bayern Munich
2 Red Star Belgrade
2 Bournemouth
2 Fulham
2 Stoke City
2 Manchester United
2 Cardiff City
2 Plymouth Argyle
2 West Ham United
1 Wolves
1 Leicester City
1 Norwich City
1 Swansea City
1 Middlesbrough
1 Leeds United
1 Huddersfield Town
1 Barcelona
1 Real Madrid
1 Paris St Germain
Total Started/substitutions
82 Started
42 On the bench
11 Substitute
21 Substituted
Total Competition
60 England Premier League
24 Champions League
4 FA Cup
3 League Cup
1 Community Shield
1 European Super Cup
Goals per season
Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 2 0 0 2 0 4
2016-2017 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017-2018 1 0 0 2 0 3
2018-2019 1 0 0 0 0 1
2019-2020 0 0 0 0 0 0
A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring
Total Opponent
1 Swansea City
1 Watford
1 Hoffenheim
1 NK Maribor
Total Started/substitutions
4 Started
0 Substitute
Total Competition
2 Champions League
2 England Premier League
Total Goal minute period
1 31-45 minutes
1 61-75 minutes
2 76-90 minutes
Total Open play/Penalty
4 Open play
Milestone Appearances
# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 25.10.2016 Tottenham Anfield League Cup
50 15.09.2018 Tottenham Wembley League
Milestone Goals
# Minute Date Against Stadium Competition
1 35 15.08.2017 Hoffenheim Rhein-Neckar-Arena Europe
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