Trent Alexander-Arnold is set to make his 100th Liverpool appearance this weekend. He will reach the milestone when he inevitably starts at right-back against Aston Villa; an impressive feat considering the fact he is just 21.
The scouse talent is hoping to emulate Jamie Carragher and Steven Gerrard in appearances when his career is all said and done.
Speaking to the Liverpool Echo, he said. “The aim was to play as many games as possible for this club and try and get as close as I can to those types of numbers [of Carragher and Gerrard].
“Hopefully there are a lot more games to come. It is obviously important for me to think that I am there around the same numbers as Gerrard and Carragher were, because I grew up wanting to be them.”
Ian Callaghan holds the record for appearances with 857. Behind him sit Carragher (737) and Gerrard (710) who have set the benchmark for Liverpool locals.
Liverpool fans will be delighted to hear Alexander-Arnold is committed to such a long-term goal at the club.
At 21, he is already well on his way to rivalling Liverpool legends Carragher and Gerrard.
The Reds now have a world-class right-back intent on seeing out his entire career with the club.
Alexander-Arnold will be at Liverpool for the next 10-15 years. He has every chance to rival not only Carragher and Gerrard but maybe even Callaghan.