The spotlight will undoubtedly be shining on Liverpool’s new signings to see how they perform come the start of the season yet there is one current Red who will be set to embark on an equally as eye-opening campaign.
Trent Alexander-Arnold’s breakthrough year has fuelled excitement amongst fans surrounding the role he might play in the club’s 2017/2017 season.
The Reds starlet insists he won’t be happy with himself unless he is constantly progressing and that starts with building on his impressive first team outings last term.
“I just try and push on and achieve more than I have this year and that’s the main goal,” he told Liverpoolfc.com.
“To try and stay where you are is not good enough, you’ve always got to try and push on every season, you can never be satisfied with where you are.”
“I think it’s important to have goals but I don’t set targets in that way, I just set general targets as in trying to play more games than I have this year, be more involved as a squad player.”
“Even if it’s from the bench then you’re trusted most games to come off the bench and make an impact and hopefully I’ll prove that next season.”
The 18-year-old was a class above his opponents for the U23s last season and justified his well-deserved call up to the first team with confident and reliable performances when called upon.
Early signs of his potential even sparked debate amongst supporters at one stage over whether he should replace Nathaniel Clyne in the starting lineup who, at the time, was enduring an tough period.
The technical and physical attributes are there to help him mould into a regular starter for years to come and Liverpool’s busier schedule means next season could provide him with a bigger stage on which to prove this.