It’s hardly a surprise but certainly worth a bit of celebrating, as today Trent Alexander-Arnold has officially been named the Premier League’s Young Player of the Season for the 2019-20 season, seeing off a strong list of finalists to take the prize.
Alexander-Arnold was up against Jack Grealish of Aston Villa; Christian Pulisic and Mason Mount of Chelsea; Mason Greenwood, Anthony Martial, and Marcus Rashford of Manchester United; and United loanee and Sheffield goalkeeper Dean Henderson.
Many of them could have made a case for being named the league best young player, but it was Alexander-Arnold who was also one of seven finalists for the overall Player of the Year Award, meaning any upset here would have been a quite major one.
After ending last year with the record for assists in a Premier League season by a defender with 12—not to mention 97 points in the league and a Champions League medal—the young Scouser followed it up by notching 13 helpers in the league this season.
He also chipped in four league goals and played in every one of Liverpool’s 38 games as the Reds racked up 99 points and won the Premier League for the first time in three decades, marking him out as him an indispensable part of England’s best team.