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Name Trent Alexander-Arnold
Gender Male
Ethnic English
Job English Footballer

Affiliation

Org England National Team
Club as Player Liverpool FC

2018 09 15 Retrieve

[Alexander-Arnold speaking on his favourite moment of 2018] I think I would have to say the smiles on my family’s faces when I played for England in Russia. Not many people can say their family has seen them play at a World Cup. I feel I have been very lucky. When you are growing up you have dreams of being a footballer, perhaps even playing for the club you support, and I am living that dream

2018 10 13 Retrieve

[Trent Alexander-Arnold after facing world champion Magnus Carlsen in chess] I’m proud. I don’t think I could do too much differently. He just trapped me, really

2019 09 21 Retrieve

[Trent Alexander-Arnold told that Roberto Firmino is irreplaceable for Liverpool] The quality he possesses is unbelievable. He’s one of the best, if not the best, number nines in the world. We wouldn’t swap him for any other player. You’d struggle to name a better link player. Obviously there’s Lionel Messi at Barcelona, but he’s out of this world. If you’re talking about the Premier League I think Bobby is the best and he is still so underrated for what he does for the team

2020 02 18 Retrieve

[Alexander-Arnold unconcerned by Cafu’s Ballon d’Or talk] Obviously massive praise from a legend of the game. It’s something that I’m really thankful for and obviously I have to give thanks to him for them words. I try to be the best player I can be. I think it’s obviously a team game, so it’s about the players I have around me. The players I have in training, the manager, the support I have all around me that enables me to be as good as I can be. Accolades may or may not come in the future, it doesn’t really faze me as much as maybe it does other players

2020 03 07 Retrieve

[Trent Alexander-Arnold on his goal celebration] Mbappe’s celebration! It’s something I do with my mates… we joke around. Obviously I don’t score too much, and I was saying for ages that I’d do it when I next scored, and I think it was about three or four months between my two goals, so I’d been planning it for a while!

2020 03 31 Retrieve

[The best right-back in the world? How Trent Alexander-Arnold is reinventing the full-back] It’s a big help if you have a left-footed winger who wants to come inside, because you can then provide width on the outside of them. I’ve always thought of myself as an attacking full-back and I want to express myself by joining in attacks. Mo definitely gives me the chance to do that. I’m a right-back and I hope me and Robbo can help change the idea that no kids want to grow up to be a full-back

[Alexander-Arnold sees his future as lying exactly where it is now] I’m a right-back and I hope me and Robbo can help change the idea that no kids want to grow up to be a full-back. Obviously there was the famous saying, ‘No one wants to grow up to be a Gary Neville’.

2020 04 02 Retrieve

[Alexander-Arnold was almost lost for words when shown his image alongside legendary duo Carragher and Gerrard] Wow! I’ve never seen that [before]. This is sick. Will it keep me humble? Yes, 100 per cent. It is madness but hopefully it inspires the younger generation when they come through these halls and see things like this, it let’s them know that anything is possible.

I want to be captain, I’d like to think so in my mind that it could happen. It is not my decision at the end of the day but I try and lead by example everyday, all the time. It is [working] so far. So far, so good. It is mad because you don’t think about these things.

You don’t realise you can have your picture at the Academy and you can have things like in and around them building about the trophies you have won and such, but it is a dream come true that these things can happen

I want to win everything that is possible for club and country and just try and be a legend. If that is possible, I want to be remembered as someone who was an amazing player, who gave his all on the pitch and someone who made the fans happy, that is the main thing. And when I am finished, I will be able to look back proud at a lot of trophies won

2020 06 07 Retrieve

[Alexander-Arnold has played down Cafu’s praise in the past, stressing he’s not chasing individual awards] Obviously massive praise from a legend of the game. It’s something that I’m really thankful for and obviously I have to give thanks to him for them words. I try to be the best player I can be. I think it’s obviously a team game, so it’s about the players I have around me. The players I have in training, the manager, the support I have all around me that enables me to be as good as I can be. Accolades may or may not come in the future, it doesn’t really faze me as much as maybe it does other players

2020 06 25 Retrieve

[Alexander-Arnold hints at long Liverpool stay] I want every trophy and as many of them as possible. I remember Alex Inglethorpe breaking it down into a thought process that I’ve never stopped thinking about since. It was when I was around 18 and he asked me ‘When do you retire? Maybe when you’re around 34 or 35.’ That’s 17 years. So, you’ve only got 17 attempts to win the Premier League, 17 attempts to win the Champions League or any other trophy. As much you think that’s a long time, the reality is you get only 17 tries and there will be failure, which is natural and will reduce that number

[Alexander-Arnold, who made his Liverpool debut in October 2016, added on his ambition] I’ve been in the senior team fully for three seasons. The first try ended in a Champions League final defeat. The second, we missed the title by one point, but became champions of Europe. This season, we’re about to win the Premier League. So, I’m already thinking I’ve only got 14 more chances. Even though you can play hundreds of games, the fact is you only get a few attempts at silverware. I really pour everything into each season and focus on the here and now.

It doesn’t help to think about the future and winning five or six trophies or whatever because you’re then losing sight of the opportunity in front of you to do something special. I know that if you get into that relentless habit, with a great team, a great manager and a great support structure, the chances will automatically be maximised

2020 06 29 Retrieve

[Trent Alexander-Arnold has praised the work ethic and attitude of fellow Liverpool academy graduate Neco Williams] You can see him improving and picking up little things every day - likewise with all the young lads - and I think there’s no better place for young players to be than at Liverpool, to be given the chances like they got [against Palace]. To be given the opportunity to train with world-class players is only going to make you better and prepare you for days like this so I was over the moon with the way he’s performed and likewise with Harvey [Elliott] when he came on. They’ve shown the quality and shown that when the gaffer is ready then they will be given the chance - and they deserve the chance as well