Liverpool wonderkid posts Twitter message after goal-scoring heroics for England
By Will Butcher
Trent Alexander-Arnold revealed his delight after the Liverpool teenager sparkled for England’s Under-19 side against Spain on Friday.
Despite lining up on the right side of defence in Keith Downing’s side, the 18-year-old scored twice as the Young Lions smashed their opponents 3-0 at St. Georges’ Park.
His goals ensured England qualified for the knockout stages of the Under-19s European Championships in Georgia, which are to be held this summer.
Defender Alexander-Arnold was elated after showing a different side to his game with two excellent finishes, stating he was “happy to qualify” on his personal Twitter account.
Happy to qualify and get 2 goals today???????? pic.twitter.com/TSc5CF6gQz
— Trent Arnold (@trentaa98) March 24, 2017
Arnold opened the scoring at England’s training base in Staffordshire, going past multiple Spain players on the right flank before slamming home a left-footed effort at the near post.
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Chelsea youngster Dujon Sterling then gave Liverpool’s number 66 the chance to double his tally from the penalty spot, which he took with aplomb.
Arsenal starlet Chris Willock rounded off the superb victory against Spain with just four minutes remaining on the clock.
Liverpool wonderkid Alexander-Arnold is known for his desire to get forward, scoring three times in nine appearances for the Reds’ reserve side in Premier League 2.
Remaining as Nathaniel Clyne’s back-up at Anfield, Alexander-Arnold has broken into the Merseyside giants starting nine times this season.
The youngster will be hoping his display in a Three Lions shirt will have caught the eye of Jurgen Klopp, as he looks to further his development with first-team game time at Anfield.
In other Liverpool news, Reds fans have reacted to the injury sustained by Everton’s Seamus Coleman on Twitter.