Liverpool legend Gerrard heaps praise upon teenage defender

Date published: Thursday 8th February 2018 10:55

Steven Gerrard has hailed one Liverpool teenager, insisting he will only get better after an impressive breakthrough campaign so far.

Trent Alexander-Arnold made his first-team debut last season and has kicked on this term, establishing himself in Jurgen Klopp’s starting XI.

The full-back has made 17 appearances so far this term, scoring three goals and laying on one other as he continues to rotate with Joe Gomez.

Gerrard admits he is pleased by Alexander-Arnold’s progress, but not surprised.

“I worked with Trent when he was a kid before he progressed into the first team and it’s no shock or surprise to me that he’s finding his consistency,” he told

“I thought he was excellent at the weekend; for a kid so young to actually see and then to execute the passes that he’s playing in the final third.

“That shows his confidence, it shows the confidence that the manager has got in him.

“What you’ve got to remember is, Trent’s body is going to change. He’s going to get fitter, he’s going to get stronger, he’s going to get more experienced.

“He’s going to get better and better, which is a very exciting thought for all Liverpool fans.”


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