Liverpool have brought some world class players through the academy over the years. Ballon d’Or winner Michael Owen came through the ranks, legend of the game Steven Gerrard did too. Most recently Trent Alexander-Arnold has burst onto the scene, becoming the best right back in the world in the space of a few years. Alexander-Arnold was this week named PFA Young Player of the Year, Twitter has been congratulating the Scouser.
Trent Alexander-Arnold first established himself in the Liverpool first team in the 2017/18 season, making 18 starts and one sub appearance.
The season after, the youngster was nominated for the PFA Young Player of the Year award – losing out to Raheem Sterling, who won it at 24-years-old…how young.
The last three years has seen the Scouser become the undisputed best right back in world football, he has truly revolutionised the position with his range of passing and the phenomenal amount of assists he is racking up.
Alexander-Arnold PFA Award
This week Trent Alexander-Arnold won the PFA Young Player of the Year award.
The 21-year-old was also nominated for the overall Player of the Year award but missed out with Kevin de Bruyne justifiably collecting the gong.
The award is a massive achievement for the youngster and he’ll have his sights set on collecting the main prize not so far into the future – though can a right back even do that? Is that just another barrier for our Trent to knock down?
Fans congratulate Trent
The Scouser was referred to as a generational talent.
I hear the term generational talent threw about way too much these days, not for this baller thou 💯
— Barry Devenney (@DevenneyBarry) September 8, 2020
Was it ever even a question who would win the award?
He’s so far ahead of the other young players that this was never a contest. World class!
— Brendy LFC * 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 (@Brendykerr) September 8, 2020
When he’s back fit and fighting he should be back to service as normal.
Congrats Trent, PFA Young Player of the Year 👏🏾 👏🏾 👏🏾 brilliant achievement after another record breaking season. Hope you hit the ground running when you’re back to full fitness & have another record breaking season!
— Vukani Wayne Mthembu #19 🏆 (@VukaniWayne) September 8, 2020
Even Manchester City fans were congratulating the Scouser.
One of the best young players in the world tbh
— Bombay Blue (@damned_reality) September 8, 2020
Best right back in the league, well deserved
— ♧ (@Mus7xb) September 8, 2020
But of course, this means nothing when Everton have just signed Mr. Instagram.
But how many Instagram & Twitter followers has he got though? 🤔 @Everton
— Spion Kop (@TheKopHQ) September 8, 2020