Liverpool youngster confident first team debut is not ‘that far away’

Date published: Thursday 14th May 2020 6:38

Anderson Arroyo is confident his Liverpool debut is not “that far away”, and insists he will continue to work hard in order to achieve his goal. 

The Colombian defender joined the Reds from Fortaleza in 2018 but has since been sent out on loan to three different clubs, including Mladá Boleslav of the Czech Republic, this season.

But the 20-year-old had now set his sights on earning his first appearance for Jurgen Klopp’s side, and is hopeful it will come sooner rather than later.

In an interview with AS Colombia, cited on Sport Witness, Arroyo said: “Setting a date would be telling lies, but I don’t think it’s that far away.

“If I keep doing things well, I sacrifice myself and give myself more.

“When they give me the opportunity to be with them again, I’ll keep giving everything, and I’ll do things well.

“There are many people in Liverpool who believe in me, and if they do, I think I can do it. I see it very close.”

Should Arroyo prove himself to be worthy of a place in Liverpool’s first team squad when he returns from his latest loan spell, he could find himself providing back-up to first choice right back Trent Alexander-Arnold.

 

 

With Nathaniel Clyne likely to be on his way out of Anfield after another injury plagued season and the Reds reportedly not looking to be too active in the next transfer market, Arroyo may find himself with an important role to play.

And although he has not yet made a senior appearance, the Quibdo-born player hinted that being involved with Liverpool’s pre-season plans last year has given him the confidence that he will be able to perform at that level despite picking up an injury just days after starting training.

“It was something incredible; it is something dreamed of,” he said of training with the European champions.

“I always wanted to be able to play at Liverpool and thank God the coach gave me the opportunity to be in the pre-season.

“We were all very happy, and it was something that showed. All the training sessions in Liverpool were very good, I was doing things right, unfortunately the injury came and things changed.

“I couldn’t do a lot of training with Liverpool; I was only in 10 practices. I approached Fabinho because he speaks Spanish, and I understand him a little.

“He gave me advice, told me to do things from the heart, to do things well. He was the first person to approach me, even at the time of the injury.”

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