Trent Alexander-Arnold says he is already thinking about his next “14 chances” of winning major silverware ahead of Liverpool’s imminent Premier League title win.
The Reds need two points from seven games and will clinch top spot if Manchester City drop points to Chelsea on Thursday.
Should City win, Liverpool can win it with a point at reigning champions City next Thursday.
The inevitable title glory will be Liverpool’s first in 30 years.
Speaking to MR PORTER, Alexander-Arnold said a conversation with Liverpool academy coach Alex Inglethorpe has driven his passion for trophies.
“I want every trophy and as many of them as possible,” the full back said.
“I remember Alex Inglethorpe breaking it down into a thought process that I’ve never stopped thinking about since.
“It was when I was around 18 and he asked me ‘When do you retire? Maybe when you’re around 34 or 35.’ That’s 17 years. So, you’ve only got 17 attempts to win the Premier League, 17 attempts to win the Champions League or any other trophy.
“As much you think that’s a long time, the reality is you get only 17 tries and there will be failure, which is natural and will reduce that number.”
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Alexander-Arnold added, however, that he must not look too far ahead in the hunt to collect medals.
“This season, we’re about to win the Premier League. So, I’m already thinking I’ve only got 14 more chances,” he said.
“Even though you can play hundreds of games, the fact is you only get a few attempts at silverware. I really pour everything into each season and focus on the here and now.
“It doesn’t help to think about the future and winning five or six trophies or whatever because you’re then losing sight of the opportunity in front of you to do something special.
“I know that if you get into that relentless habit, with a great team, a great manager and a great support structure, the chances will automatically be maximised.”
Liverpool have only lost twice in two seasons under Jurgen Klopp, becoming Champions League winners last season.