Trent Alexander-Arnold insists there is no other team he would rather be playing for than Liverpool for the rest of his career.
The boyhood Red has proven a revelation since his senior breakthrough on Merseyside, contributing to last season’s top-four finish in the Premier League and reaching a Champions League final at the age of just 19.
His surge over the past two years has seen him cement a starting spot under Jurgen Klopp and emerge as a leading advocate of the local passion and pride fans love to see from a Liverpool player.
Despite being one of the least experienced players in the first-team setup, he has made no secret of his ambition to become Liverpool captain further down the line.
In a fascinating interview with the Times’ Henry Winter, he said: “There is nowhere else I’d rather be than Liverpool. Somewhere I want to stay for the rest of my career is Liverpool.”
“It’s what I’ve always dreamed of. Liverpool are special. It’s completely down to the fans. Whether we are winning or losing we always have their love.”
He added: “I want to become captain one day. That’s definitely a dream of mine.”
“I hope with dedication, the right advice and the hard work that still needs to be put in that one day I might achieve that dream of becoming captain, something that me and my family will be very proud of if it comes.”
A life-long goal of wearing the armband is by all means within his capabilities, with the teenager having already displayed signs of becoming a key leader in the years to come.
His glowing reputation is built on a refreshing blend of veteran composure and a youthful enthusiasm to compete for every ball and play every minute.
Not only are the technical attributes in place to make him a star, but so is the kind of infectious winning mentality that every successful team requires.
The 20-year-old has been a breathe of fresh air since bursting on the scene and a beacon of real hope for youth prospects aspiring to make a name for themselves.