Trent Alexander-Arnold is just 20 years old and coming off a starring turn in Liverpool’s run to win their sixth European Cup. He’s already appeared in two Champions League finals. And he holds the Premier League record for most assists in a season by a defender.
What comes next, then, for the young Liverpool and England star right back? Nothing much, perhaps. Just trying to be the best player in the world, at least at his position, and captaining both club and country. So. Not much. Just a couple of small goals, really.
“That hunger that needs to be there in terms of wanting to strive to be better,” he said. “wanting to be one of the best in the world, the best right back in the world, being first name on the team-sheet, wanting to be Liverpool captain, wanting to be England captain.”
However, the youngster was quick to point out that those targets aren’t individual goals, at least not really. It’s about trying to be the best player he possibly can be, and the best leader he possibly can be, in order to win the biggest prizes as part of a larger group.
“It’s not selfishness,” Alexander-Arnold added. “It’s about what the team has done and is doing. It is we and not I. We have achieved things as a team. To be recognised as one of the best you have to have silverware behind you. That’s important to all of us as a team.”