Honours: Premier League (2020), Champions League (2019), UEFA Super Cup (2019), FIFA Club World Cup (2019)
Trent Alexander-Arnold emerged from Liverpool’s Academy to become a Premier League, Champions League, FIFA Club World Cup and UEFA Super Cup winner before his 22nd birthday.
The Scouser joined the club at the age of six and, after primarily playing in midfield while progressing through the ranks, has redefined the role of a right-back by becoming a creative fulcrum within Jürgen Klopp’s team.
Alexander-Arnold is an integral part of a Reds side that lifted four major trophies within 14 months and surpassed the 100-appearance mark for his boyhood club during a glorious 2019-20 season that featured success in the Premier League, Club World Cup and Super Cup.
The England international made history by becoming the youngest player ever to start consecutive Champions League finals as Liverpool beat Tottenham Hotspur in the 2019 final in Madrid and is no stranger to domestic individual records, either.
In 2018-19, Alexander-Arnold contributed 12 Premier League assists – a new high for a defender – and then went one better by setting up 13 goals as the Reds stormed to the title a year later.
A dynamic, skilful player, Trent captained Liverpool’s U16 and U18 teams on his journey to the top level under Klopp, which was kick-started by a switch in position from midfield to the right side of defence during the latter stages of his time at the Academy.
He was handed a senior debut in October 2016 and never looked back, with his importance to Klopp underlined by the fact he featured in all 38 games during his team’s Premier League-winning season.
Alexander-Arnold ensured his fairytale journey would continue with Liverpool when he signed a new long-term contract in July 2021.