Redknapp: This Liverpool 18-year-old will soon be in England team
By Dominic Toner
Jamie Redknapp has revealed that he expects Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold to play for England in the near future.
The 18-year-old has been introduced to the first team this season by Jurgen Klopp and is a highly-rated youngster at Anfield.
The right-back has developed through the Reds academy and made 11 senior appearances for the Merseyside club this season.
He has represented England’s Under-19s side on 10 occasions and managed six goals in return, highlighting the attacking side of his game.
Sky Sports pundit Redknapp believes that he fully expects Alexander-Arnold to play for the senior national side in a few years time.
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“I expect Trent Alexander-Arnold to play for England in the next few years,” Redknapp told Sky Sports.
Reds manager Klopp has shown a real willingness to promote youth and Alexander-Arnold has been one of the main players to benefit from this season, with the likes of Ben Woodburn and Ovie Ejaria also handed senior chances.
Alexander-Arnold is a right-back by trade, but has also been used as a right winger at Liverpool.
The versatile teenager played five time during the club’s cup competitions this campaign, while also featuring six times in the Premier League.
He has managed to establish himself as a regular in the matchday squad and is being tipped for a huge future at Anfield.
Alexander-Arnold is trying to dislodge senior defence Nathaniel Clyne from the starting XI, while he could be battling the likes of Kyle Walker and Kieran Trippier for an England berth in the future.
In other Liverpool news, Mark Lawrenson has predicted the club’s upcoming clash against Crystal Palace.