It’s hard to remember sometimes that Trent Alexander-Arnold is only 20 years of age. After featuring for England at the World Cup last summer as well as for a title-chasing Liverpool this term, the young defender signed a lucrative new boot sponsorship deal from kit maker Under Armour, the Liverpool ECHO reports, in increasing recognition of his star potential.
However, rather than simply blow all of his newfound wealth on supercars and big houses, the Liverpool-born teenager is said to be putting in place plans to invest in the local community. This is understood to be include the construction facilities such as football pitches areas and restoring various areas across Merseyside with the hope of potentially cultivating the next breakthrough local star. True Scouse through and through.
While the exact figures of the renewed sponsorship contract have not been revealed—with the reported £6.4m number said to be inaccurate—the final sum is understood to be the second-most lucrative deal within the current England international squad behind only captain, Harry Kane, a sign of the opinion many in the football world have of Alexander-Arnold’s quality.
In less than two full seasons, the youngster has successfully written the opening chapters of a fairytale story as the local lad following in Steven Gerrard’s footsteps, rising through the Liverpool academy and star for the first team.
And while quality on the pitch is of vital importance, that the 20-year-old’s first thought after signing a new deal was to give back to the community that supported his rise is also testament to Liverpool manager, Jürgen Klopp’s commitment to investing only individuals who are also of character.