Carra: This ace will play 737+ games for Liverpool

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Jamie Carragher has backed Trent Alexander-Arnold to play even more games than he did for Liverpool.

Our former central defender turned out for us on 737 occasions between 1996 and 2013, winning multiple trophies, including the Champions League in 2005, most memorably.

19-year-old Alexander-Arnold is currently our starting right-back – and against Manchester City in both legs of the Champions League quarterfinal, showed exactly why he’s likely to stay there for the foreseeable.

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Trent pocketed Leroy Sane, the brilliant German who before the tie, was supposed to tear our Scouser to shreds…

The exact opposite happened, of course.

“Trent is going to be a Liverpool player for a long time,” Carragher told the ECHO.

“I honestly think he could end up making more appearances for the club than I did.

“He will need to avoid injuries, but he’s only going to get better and he’s going to take a lot of shifting.

“Trent got praise after the first leg against City but it was always going to be difficult to do it again as City were bound to have more possession and pose more of a threat.

“Leroy Sane is a top player and the nature of the game was that Trent was left one on one with him a lot of times, but he never panicked. It was great to see a local lad performing like that.

“Young players are bound to have ups and downs, and difficult games now and again like he did against United and Palace.

“He’s not the finished article but he’s got a lot of talent and he’s shown he’s got the right attitude and temperament to do with it.”

We’re not sure if Trent will play over 737 times, but he’s already on 38, so just another 699 to go!

Like Carra, who started as a left-back, we’re not sure if Trent will remain a fullback for his whole tenure.

He’s so offensive and comfortable on the ball that a box-to-box midfield role, the type Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain currently stars in, may suit him once he gains experience.

And we’ve seen that Jurgen Klopp isn’t afraid to move his players about.

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