‘He’s put a lot of trust and faith in me… without him, who knows what would have happened’: Trent Alexander-Arnold admits he owes Jurgen Klopp ‘everything’ for rapid rise at Liverpool
- Trent Alexander-Arnold was given his Liverpool debut by Jurgen Klopp in 2016
- He has gone on to establish himself as first-choice for both club and country
- The defender has heaped praise on Klopp for giving him a chance to impress
- Alexander-Arnold is hoping for ‘four more years of success’ under Klopp
The 21-year-old defender was given his Reds debut by Klopp three years ago and he has not looked back since, going on to establish himself for club and country.
He is now closing in on his 100th Liverpool appearance, but believes it may not have been possible without Klopp in charge.
Trent Alexander-Arnold has revealed his admiration for Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp
Asked what he owes the German ahead of England’s games with the Czech Republic and Bulgaria, Alexander-Arnold said: ‘Everything, really. Without him, who knows what would have happened.
‘He’s the one that’s given me the most opportunities – more opportunities than I could even ask for.
‘He’s put a lot of trust and faith in me personally and I’ve tried to repay him every time he’s done that.’
Klopp, pictured after Liverpool’s win over Leicester, has given Alexander-Arnold opportunities
‘Within his first few weeks he was down at the academy watching the young lads, and that almost gave us a bit more faith and gave a statement to the club that he is going to use young players and give us those chances.
‘He’s shown over the four-year period that he has given those young players their chances and given them opportunities and obviously I’m one of the youngsters that have been given them.
‘A massive thanks to him, and hopefully there will be four more years of success.’
The 21-year-old defender is now a regular in both the Liverpool and England starting XIs