By Dominic Toner
Jamie Carragher believes that Liverpool youngster Trent Alexander-Arnold has made a great impact in the first-team.
The 18-year-old made his second senior appearance on Wednesday night in the EFL Cup quarter-final victory against Leeds at Anfield.
The Reds won 2-0 thanks to late strikers from Divock Origi and Bed Woodburn, with the latter becoming the club’s youngster ever goalscorer at just 17.
Alexander-Arnold had a major role to play in the record-breaking goal as he delivered an accurate cross for Woodburn, who broke the record previously held by Michael Owen.
Ex-Liverpool defender Carragher claims that Alexander-Arnold has all the attributes and is excited for his future.
“Sometimes you just look at a younger player and they look like an athlete,” Carragher told Sky Sports. “It’s perfect for the full-back position, and you think he’s 18 now, imagine what he’ll be like in four years’ time.
“He looks like he’s already got the legs and the pace, the strength is going to come now too. Trent Alexander-Arnold in two games has been outstanding.”
Jurgen Klopp fielded a youthful side against Leeds as the Merseyside club secured their place in the semi-finals of the league cup.
Alexander-Arnold is regarded as one of the greatest talents emerging from the club’s youth system and has proven himself twice in the senior side.
The defender made his debut against Tottenham in the fourth-round of the cup and delivered an assured performance.
He has been named on the bench in one Premier League match this season and is fighting to break into the first-team.
The right-back is currently the understudy to England international Nathaniel Clyne, who has been one of Liverpool’s most consistent performers since his arrival in 2015.
Alexander-Arnold will hope to be rewarded for his recent displays in the club’s semi-final encounter and he is certainly a player tipped for greatness at Anfield.
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