Date: 14th September 2019 at 9:56am
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EXCLUSIVE

Danny Mills has tipped Liverpool and England starlet Trent Alexander-Arnold to hit new heights over the next couple of years as he raves over the defender’s maturity.

The former England full-back, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, says that the 20-year-old has already shown his ability to deal with high-pressure situations for both club and country, carrying the expectation of winning every game on his young shoulders.

While he has Kyle Walker and Kieran Trippier to battle with for a place in the England starting XI, the Anfield gem is Jurgen Klopp’s first-choice on the right-hand side of the Liverpool defence.

Mills insists there is even more to come from the young full-back and that he could flourish into an absolute star by 2024.

Mills told Football Insider: Although Trent’s very, very young, he’s very experienced and I think what he will have learned with those pressure situations, and also expecting to win games week in, week out, then having to win games week in, week out, he’s clearly got a mature head on young shoulders. 

“He hasn’t got carried away in any way, shape or form, he’s a player that will continue to get better and better. I think he will be absolutely superb come the next four or five years.” 

Alexander-Arnold has come through the youth ranks on Merseyside and is closing in on 100 appearances for the Reds’ first team, with Saturday’s clash against Newcastle potentially his 92nd outing for his boyhood club.

He has two goals under his belt for Jurgen Klopp’s side, while he scored his first England goal against the USA back in November 2018.

In other Liverpool news, Football Insider can reveal that one player will have to take a pay cut to stay at Anfield as talks open over a new deal.