Trent Alexander-Arnold’s latest eye-opening statistic is likely to be one of his favourites yet.
The Liverpool starlet’s remarkable rise to prominence has seen him not only fill in admirably for Nathaniel Clyne in the Premier League, but also assert himself as a reliable option in the Champions League.
In doing so, he has now played more games in the competition than Everton have in the club’s entire history – at the age of just 19.
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His success has been no fluke, with the teenager already displaying the blend of constant improvement and consistency designed to see him hold down a starting spot for years to come.
The right-back’s lasting impression has demanded high-praise from beyond the walls of Anfield and Melwood in recent months, as well as even seeing him touted as an outsider for an England call-up.
It has been his maturity and boldness on the European stage that has perhaps been most impressive, with the academy product recently proving a stern match for Manchester City’s Leroy Sane over two quarter-final legs.
He now represents an integral part of the team seeking to overcome Roma in Wednesday’s semi-final second-leg against Roma as part of a key duel with Aleksandar Kolarov.
An already-fearsome attacking execution combines with his evident defensive improvement in setting him in good stead to become a regular Anfield starter and part of the England setup in the near future.