Liverpool’s young right back has already won an awful lot. He wants more.
He’s just 21 years of age, arguably the best right back in the world of football, and has already won a Champions League, Super Cup, and Club World Cup to his name—and just last month came in 19th in Ballon d’Or voting.
The question then might be, what else is there for Trent Alexander-Arnold to achieve? In simplest terms, according to the player himself, more trophies is the answer. In particular, one trophy. The Premier League trophy.
“With the position we are in in the Premier League, if we can replicate what we did in the first half of the season then we will be in a solid position come May,” he noted of what appears an increasingly achievable goal.
“Hopefully we can get to another Champions League final too, but we’ve got a difficult draw. But we like to be tested as a team because it brings the best out of us. If you want to be the best you have to beat the best.
“For us it’s about testing ourselves as much as possible. Hopefully we’ll be able to go back to Istanbul again, which would be massive for the club, but to have a perfect 2020 we need to win as many trophies as possible.”
As many, or at least two. And the two big ones. And of the two big ones remaining, one is at least negotiable—so long as Liverpool get that one and finally break what has now become a three-decade domestic title drought.
Do that, and at least that part of earning a legacy at the club—for Alexander-Arnold and all the rest of this world class side—will be taken care of. And even then, there’ll still be more trophies to win.