By Alex Stevens
Graeme Souness has claimed that Liverpool teenager Trent Alexander-Arnold is destined to be a superstar.
Alexander-Arnold delivered a buccaneering display on his Liverpool debut on Tuesday night as a youthful side beat Tottenham 2-1 in the League Cup fourth-round clash to secure a place in Wednesday’s quarter-final draw.
The 18-year-old academy product played 68 minutes of the clash at right-back before being withdrawn by manager Jurgen Klopp after collecting a yellow card in the opening period for a rash tackle.
Alexander-Arnold, who was replaced by England international Nathaniel Clyne, impressed former Liverpool manager Souness with his performance.
“He looks extremely athletic, quick, aggressive,” Souness told Sky Sports 1’s live coverage of the match. “He has all the attributes to be a top player. He’s in great shape for a ground-coverer… light on his feet, and he’s aggressive.
“He got himself in trouble once in the first half, but overall I thought he was very good. Trent stayed on his feet, as good coaches teach you, in the second half. I thought he had a super game.”
Two goals from Daniel Sturridge were enough to secure Liverpool’s safe passage into the last eight of the competition in which they were runners-up last season.
In other Liverpool news, a talkSPORT pundit has claimed a 27-year-old will be sold by Klopp in the January transfer window.