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The great lack of Trent Alexander-Arnold has in Liverpool – and the patience he deserves



Prior to the 20th birthday, Trent Alexander-Arnold has already surpassed some of the greatest names in Liverpool's history.

By the end of their teens, the young right-handers made 54 appearances, which was more than 10 Steven Gerrard made for the Red at the same age.

Jamie Carragher, the legendary defender who represented the club 737 times, played only 15 times before he was 20, and the Reds icon had previously sent Alexander-Arnold from West Derby to eventually obliterate his numbers – the total he sees sees the other to the list of all club time.

"Trent will be a Liverpool player for a long time," Carragher told ECHO at the beginning of this year. "I honestly think that you could end up playing more for the club than I did."

Alexander-Arnold's remarkable rise from youth hopes to full-fledged first-class stars is well documented.

He won first place in January 2017, and since then he has played in the final of the Champions League and semi-finalists in the World Cup of England.

Such a meteorite uprising deserved plaudits from almost every corner, and Cardiff City's defender Lee Peltier later confirmed his colleague Scouser in size.

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The former Reds defender followed a similar career, joining the first team as a young right-hander under Rafa Benitez in 2007 and knows how difficult it is to succeed in Anfield as a new home.

"People do not understand, he was only 19 years old, the games he played and the pressure he was subjected to, and he performed in every game," Peltier said in September. "It's something special and unique that you do not get in many kids at all.

"Now he has been in the World Cup and has a lot of abilities and potentials, and now he has become his place and he is only young and he will have ups and downs, but he has made a fantastic start to a career in Liverpool,

Liverpool's Trent Alexander-Arnold had a tough night against Naples in the Champions League last month
Liverpool's Trent Alexander-Arnold had a tough night against Naples in the Champions League last month

"Obviously, who put him right from the back, he made the right choice because he would be a fantastic right back. He could be one of the best in the world and never in England to keep moving and doing what he was doing."

Alexander Arnold passed a hard test last week at Arsenal, while Liverpool earned 1-1, before making a difficult night with other team mates on Tuesday at 2-0 Red Star Belgrade.

It's easy to forget that Alexander-Arnold played less than two years ago at low power soccer, and moistened in shape, as it may have been a late one, should be satisfied with the sense of a reasonable perspective from the Liverpool fanbase.

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Alexander-Arnold is undoubtedly the most exciting youngster who will be in Gerrard for the first time in Gerrard 20 years ago.

Such a cloak has its shortcomings to a young player because they rarely provide the opportunity to endure one day – especially with a club with high ambitions like Liverpool.

"What I would say about local players is that every club likes to see (come)," Carragher said last week for Sky Sports.

Trent Alexander-Arnold summer played for England at the World Cup
Trent Alexander-Arnold summer played for England at the World Cup

"I think you've used suspicion beforehand (from fans) and they are holding you if things do not go well, but there is a time when it becomes difficult.

"And what I would say, starting your career in one of the biggest clubs in the world and looking at my position … tell the best central backdrop I played with Sam Hyypi – and now Virgil van Dijk, one of the best in the world – it was My attitude.

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"Sami Hyypia, when he came, had 26. No one saw him at 18 when he had heavy moments, ups and downs, and Van Dijk was in Holland or Scotland with Celtic, maybe they were not ready for Liverpool 18 or 19 year.

"If they came to Liverpool, I did not say they would not be good enough, but at that time they were not right and moved on.

"So when you come to a local club, the whole world sees you have your growing up, your mistakes, good days and bad, and then you get to 26 or 27 when you're in the top."

Alexander-Arnold had to grow fast under that flurry. Going to the side after the first real impact on the road has no purpose for the player or his club.


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