By Emma Sanders
An image has emerged on Twitter of Liverpool youngster Trent Alexander-Arnold being led out by Jamie Carragher as a mascot at the age of 11.
The academy star made his first-team debut on Tuesday evening as Liverpool defeated Tottenham 2-0 in the EFL Cup to reach the quarter-finals.
Jurgen Klopp’s side face Leeds in the next round and the image, shared by a Liverpool supporter’s account, shows Alexander-Arnold walking out ahead of a clash with the Whites in 2009.
It was the last time the two sides met in any competition after Leeds were relegated from the Premier League in 2004.
— LFC Transfer Room (@LFCTransferRoom) October 28, 2016
Carragher is wearing the captain’s armband and Alexander-Arnold, even then a fairly lanky figure, is walking alongside the Anfield legend.
The picture was posted just minutes after the EFL Cup Team of the Round was named, which featured Liverpool’s young right-back.
Alexander-Arnold has come a long way since donning the Liverpool shirt as a mascot and will be hoping to feature in the next round against Leeds.
Liverpool take on Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Saturday and a few are calling for Alexander-Arnold to be handed his first league start after a hugely impressive debut performance.
It’s unlikely he’ll feature though, with England international Nathaniel Clyne firmly considered by Klopp as the number one full-back.