Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold is not yet satisfied with his progress and aims to continue in his bid to reach greater heights as a footballer
The young English right-back had a breakthrough campaign in 2016-17 and has further established himself at Liverpool this season with Alexander-Arnold widely being considered the club’s standout performer in their 5-1 aggregate win over Manchester City in the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
At the beginning of the current season, the 19 year-old set himself the objective having a bigger influence in the side and has undoubtedly managed that with Alexander-Arnold having made a total of 27 appearances for Liverpool this season compared with his 12 appearances from last season.
But in spite of this progress, the teenager is not yet satisfied and aims to continue to develop further at Anfield.
“Every day, every opportunity you get, you need to be learning and trying to pick up little things,” Alexander-Arnold told the club website.
“That’s what I do when I go into training – I try to find little things that will improve me and work hard every day. That’s part of being a young player, trying to find yourself and what works best for you – it might not work for some players.
“Trying to find different little things that help and improve you as a player is important when you’re trying to find your feet in the team.
“I think over the last year or so I’ve become a bit more of a squad member, a bit more of an influence in the team, and that was one of the targets I had for myself at the start of the season – to influence the team a bit more, to have that bit more authority in the changing room and have a bit more of an impact on the pitch.
“Looking back now throughout the season, it has helped me grow as a person and as a player.”
Next up for Jurgen Klopp’s side is a visit to The Hawthorns on Saturday, where Liverpool will face West Bromwich Albion in a Premier League match.