The name Trent Alexander-Arnold might be new to most football fans, but it is one all at Liverpool have been excited about for some time.
Tuesday night saw the 18-year-old turn heads with a stunning free kick on his European debut as the Reds came away with a 2-1 win in their Champions League playoff first leg against Hoffenheim.
It served as the platform on which the young right-back stole the headlines and made himself known to the footballing world.
While many are only just being introduced to his talent, most at Anfield have, for a long time, been well aware of what a star the club has on its books.
Iain Brunskill was the Liverpool Academy’s assistant technical director when Alexander-Arnold broke onto the scene at Kirkby and has shared his memories of the youngster.
“Trent was only a little boy back then but he had loads of natural ability,” he told the Liverpool Echo.
“He was a striker. He was clever, he was wirey, he was quick and he did some unbelievable things with the ball.”
“There was a proper buzz about him even at the age of seven.”
“He was just a good kid. Well mannered and hard working. He always listened to the coaches and wanted to learn.”
His experimentation with a number of positions growing up also saw him feature as a central midfielder at one stage, making his notable composure and technical ability self-explanatory, not to mention his attacking ambition.
The traits are there for him to build on even more and become capable of using to full effect as he grows stronger physically.
It hasn’t just been his contributions on the field that have caught the eye, but also the humble and honest approach he has taken towards life in the spotlight.
The player himself is the first to admit he has lots to improve on but also happy to set himself the ultimate goal of becoming Liverpool captain on day.
Already, he is a role model in his own right and giving Nathaniel Clyne a serious fight on his hands.