Alexander-Arnold reveals huge Liverpool ambition for the future
By Dominic Toner
Liverpool youngster Trent Alexander-Arnold has revealed that he one day wants to be the captain of the club.
The 18-year-old has broken into the Reds first team this season from the academy and is a highly-rated talented at Anfield.
The right-back has made 12 senior appearances so far for the Merseyside club and made his debut against Tottenham in the EFL Cup in October.
He is one of several talented youngsters to be introduced by manager Jurgen Klopp, but the attack-minded defender is seen as the best of the bunch.
Alexander-Arnold has explained his personal aims during his career with the Reds and insists he wants to stay with his boyhood club.
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“I want to play for Liverpool for my whole career and one day hopefully I’ll captain the side,” Alexander-Arnold told the Echo. “Until I have finally reached being captain and I’m playing week in, week out, I’ll never be satisfied.
“Even then you can’t take a step back. There will be someone who will want that armband and there will be someone chasing my place in the team. You can’t ever be complacent. You need to do everything you can to keep the shirt.”
Liverpool currently have midfielder Jordan Henderson as captain and he was handed the mantle by icon Steven Gerrard.
Alexander-Arnold has aspirations to follow in their footsteps, but must first himself as a regular in the starting XI.
The England Under-19 international has the difficult task of trying to dislodge Nathaniel Clyne from the starting line-up, who is a trusted player for Klopp.
He has shown his versatility by filling in as a right sided midfielder at times this season and his qualities going forward could see him push into a more advanced role during his career.
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