Liverpool assistant coach Pep Lijnders has recently been talking about Reds right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold.
Lijnders told the club’s official website the following: “If someone represents this quote of Bill Shankly it’s him [Alexander-Arnold]: playing at the highest level isn’t pressure, it’s a reward.
“I still see the same fire in his eyes in each training, but I don’t see this young guy anymore; I see a leader, I see someone who controls his emotions, a future captain. A leader by example.”
ANFIELD WATCH VERDICT
We would love to see Alexander-Arnold captain the club on a permanent basis in the future. The right-back is a Liverpool supporter, so it would be fitting if he did eventually don the captain’s armband on a permanent basis.
Also, Lijnders’ comments highlight that Alexander-Arnold is up to the job. Lijnders works with Alexander-Arnold daily, so he has a fair idea of whether the Scouser is up to the job or not.
On another note, Alexander-Arnold has developed into a very good footballer for Liverpool. Despite the fact that Alexander-Arnold is a defender, he has scored 10 goals and registered 44 assists in 179 appearances for the Reds.
The aforementioned figures highlight that Alexander-Arnold is very good going forward.
The 22-year-old has already won the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup, FIFA Club World Cup and Premier League title with Liverpool.
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