Boyhood Liverpool fan Trent Alexander-Arnold has jokingly said he’s jealous he won’t see the team win trophies as a fan as he explains why the team is so special.
Alexander-Arnold recently completed a full sweep of club trophies with League Cup and FA Cup wins this term, and he can add another Champions League winners’ medal to his name as Liverpool take on the Real Madrid in the final on Saturday.
The Liverpool-born right-back won all six trophies on offer in England, European and global club football, but for a long time his side hadn’t even come close to those heights.
The 23-year-old was a ballboy at Anfield during Liverpool’s lean years, where he won just one trophy in 11 years before Jurgen Klopp arrived.
Now he’s the club’s new golden-era playmaker, and he admits he’s almost disgusted he didn’t grow up watching him.
“I still feel a little jealous that I can’t watch this team now!” he told blockasset.co.
“The fact that I play there, I always think: ‘I would have loved to watch this team, I would have loved to support them winning every game, winning trophies every year’. What more can you ask for?
“But to be a part of it is so special. It’s perfect timing for me with the manager and the players we were able to sign.
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“Just the whole infrastructure of the club with relatively new owners over the last two decades and it’s just perfectly aligned.
“The manager is perfect for the club, the players, it’s been a long time.”
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