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.
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.