Born in Liverpool, the middle of three brothers, the native “scouser” became hooked on football under the influence of his older brother (Taylor), and by the age of six had caught the eye of his local club’s academy and joined Liverpool Football Club.
Young Trent Alexander-Arnold worked his way up through the under-category, sacrificing other pastimes in order to focus on football.
And 2016 was a year to forget: on October 25, 2016, he started a League Cup match against Tottenham Hotspur and played until the 70th minute. This was his first-team debut.
He also made his Premier League debut against Middlesbrough on December 14 of the same year, before getting his first league start against longtime rivals Manchester United on January 15 of the following year.
After a period in which he alternated with Joe Gomez, forcing then regular Nathaniel Clyne, who had a habit of getting injured, to the bench, he secured a place at right back.
He has been a major contributor to the club’s many titles, including the Champions League, the Premier League, the League Cup, the FA Cup, and the Club World Cup. At the end of last season, he had an astonishing 72 assists in 273 games, creating chances with a wide variety of long and short passes from his right foot.
In the second half of last season, he took on the challenge of playing false sideback. When the ball is in his possession, he moves into midfield and provides passes in the middle of the pitch.
In the most recent England game, he started as a midfielder with the number “10” on his back and responded to his selection with outstanding performances in two consecutive games.
Trent Alexander-Arnold is about to enter a new chapter in his career, and we wonder what position he will be used in next season… Let’s take a look back at his career so far, along with his ever-so-sophisticated hairstyle.