Trent Alexander-Arnold is basking in the euphoria of winning the Premier League young player of the just concluded football season. He has been nominated also on the Player of the Year shortlist.
The 21-year-old who plays for the England national team as a right back surpassed Manchester United trio Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood, Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish and Sheffield’s Dean Henderson to claim the award.
Trent is admired for the role he played in Liverpool’s title-winning season, recorded 13 assists, 4 goals and also the eighth player to render assist in five consecutive game in a Premier League campaign.
Alexander-Arnold is broadly respected as the best attacking right-back as a result of his pace, ability to accurately swing in crosses from flanks and corners.
Pundits review on Alexander-Arnold
O’Neil told Sky Sports News “I think it’ll be a huge inspiration to them,”. “He’s been absolutely fantastic. I was watching his 13 assists last night and he has such variety – they are inswingers, outswingers, crosses from deep, corners, and he’s a modern-day full-back.
“What it shows the lads in our group is that if you’re good enough the opportunity is there but also that the level is extremely high.
“So there’s a lot of hard work to get to that level and make sure you’re good enough when the chance comes.”
Trent has joined the likes of Ian Rush (82-83, 94-95 and 96-97), Robbie Fowler, Michael Owen (97-98) and Steven Gerrard (00-01) to win the Young Player of the year award.