Trent Alexander-Arnold has managed to impress us more and more each time we have seen him play for the first team this season.
His incredible progress in such a short space of time has given fans so much confidence in his ability that many already trust him to fill in as a reliable figure in the senior side.
The teenager has been the standout youth star to feature under Jurgen Klopp this season and was able to continue his strong form when he made his first league start in last week’s 1-1 draw against Manchester United.
Unlike so many before him, it appears he approached the trip to Old Trafford with no nerves.
He told Liverpoolfc.com: “I wasn’t too nervous travelling to the stadium or even in the changing rooms, it was just in the tunnel before the walkout when you can hear the crowd but you can’t really see them and you don’t know what to expect. That was when the nerves started.”
“But as soon as the game started I completely lost the nerves and I was just focused from then on.”
“Maybe if it was at the very start of the season, when I wasn’t really used to being around such big players and big names, then I think I would have been a bit more nervous and starstruck than I was.”
“But being around them everyday, you get used to it, and I think that helped me in that I wasn’t starstruck at all and I knew I had to do a job.”
We believe the draw against Jose Mourinho’s men marked the first but certainly not the last time we will see Alexander-Arnold feature for the Reds in the Premier League before the campaign ends.
He has the talent and the potential to save Liverpool a lot of money in terms of posing as not only a strong backup to Nathaniel Clyne but also someone capable of being a starter for years to come one day.
His brave approach to such a fierce rivalry with Manchester United bodes well for his future on Merseyside.