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Trent Alexander-Arnold Biography

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Here you can take a look at Trent Alexander-Arnold biography including his childhood, life story, style of play and career statistics.

Born on 7 October 1998, Trent Alexander-Arnold is a progressing football player, who serves at his hometown club Liverpool and England national team.

Trent Alexander-Arnold nationality

is English. His religion is Christian and he is a popular celebrity, who cares about poor people and in need children around him. He is an eager fan of films, and also has a special music playlist, which you can find in the following parts of the article. As he is a progressing young player who plays in one of the greatest football clubs in the world, there will be great to read Trent Alexander-Arnold biography.

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All You Need to Know About Trent Alexander-Arnold Bio

Trent Alexander-Arnold is an English youngster who plays for

Liverpool

and is currently one of the most valuable players in the squad of Premier League reigning champions. Trent alongside Andrew Robertson have built a perfect pair on both sides of Liverpool defensive line. He has been dreaming of becoming a professional player since his childhood.

He was so lucky to face his hometown club’s representatives in his school, being selected for a camp, and finally joining the youth academy of the club. There are interesting points in

Trent Alexander-Arnold life story

, like the relationship between his grandmother and Sir Alex Ferguson. Go ahead and read the Trent Alexander-Arnold biography.

Trent Alexander-Arnold Information

As the first item on our article of Trent Alexander-Arnold biography, let's see who he is in brief.

Trent Alexander-Arnold Bio

  • Full Name:

    Trent John Alexander-Arnold

  • Nickname:

    TAA – Double A (AA) – Arnold

  • Profession:

    Professional Football Player

Trent Alexander-Arnold Physical Stats

  • Weight:

    69 Kilograms

  • Height:

    1.75 Meters

  • Eye Color:

    Dark Brown

  • Hair Color:

    Black

Trent Alexander-Arnold Football Information

  • Position:

    Full back (Right back)

  • Jersey Number:

    66

  • Professional Debut:

    2016

Trent Alexander-Arnold Date of Birth and Personal Info

  • Date of Birth:

    7 October 1998

  • Birth Place:

    Liverpool, England

  • Zodiac Sign:

    Libra

  • Nationality:

    English

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Trent Alexander-Arnold Early Life

Trent was born in West Derby, Liverpool, England. He has two brothers, one older and a younger. Alexander-Arnold attended St Matthew's Catholic Primary School, and St Mary's college in Crosby thereafter. His entrance to one of the most successful English clubs was happened interestingly. When Trent was six years old, Liverpool club hosted a camp and invited some students from his school.

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Fortunately, Trent’s name was in the list of invited pupils. There, he grabbed the attention of academy coach Ian Barrigan, who subsequently offered his parents the chance to bring their son to the club's academy. He began training several times a week, and in different positions. Then, Trent was selected as the captain of U16 and U18 level teams under coach Pepijn Lijnders. At the age of 14, Trent Alexander-Arnold left St. Mary's to study at Rainhill High School, an educational institution which is associated with the Liverpool football club.

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Trent Alexander-Arnold Profile

While playing in the Liverpool youth academy, Alexander-Arnold converted from a winger to a right back. The shift was made, since the most possible way of entering the club’s first team for Trent was through the right back position. That was not such difficult for Trent Alexander-Arnold to shine in his new position, as he made some true legends like Steven Gerrard admire his talent and skill.

Having progressed rapidly, Trent was selected in the first team squad by manager Brendan Rodgers for the team's final pre-season friendly against Swindon Town where he made his unofficial debut in the buildup to the 2015–16 season.

Trent Alexander-Arnold made his professional debut on 25 October 2016, starting and playing 68 minutes in a 2–1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur in the fourth round of the EFL Cup. His brilliant debut performance was applauded by Gerrard who once again backed him "to become a top professional", and also earned a place in the EFL Cup Team of the Round.

After his breakthrough into the Liverpool first team, Trent Alexander-Arnold was offered a new long-term contract in November. In the next round of the EFL Cup, Trent was selected as Man of the Match for his performance after registering his first assist for the club. Shining in the EFL Cup offered Trent the opportunity of making his league debut.

He played his first Premier League match on 14 December, coming on as a late substitute in a win over Middlesbrough, and made his first league start in a 1–1 draw with Manchester United on 15 January 2017. At the end of the season, having made 12 appearances across all competitions, he was named Liverpool's Young Player of the Season.

In the buildup to the 2017–18 season, the serious back injury of right-back Nathaniel Clyne helped Alexander-Arnold earn more playing time during the early stages of the league. In August 2017, Trent scored his first goal for the club from a free kick in a Champions League play-off round win over Bundesliga side Hoffenheim.

Scoring before the age of 20 made him the third youngest player to score on his European debut for Liverpool, after Michael Owen and David Fairclough. Then, he scored his first Premier League goal for Liverpool on Boxing Day against Swansea City at Anfield.

Trent was successful to book his place in Liverpool's starting line-up and after a while, he became the youngest English player to start in a Champions League quarter-final match, as he started the clash against

Manchester City

. After the 3–0 win over English rivals Manchester City, he was named Man of the Match and once again saw the media praising him. He starred again in the second leg as Liverpool eliminated City and advanced to their first UEFA Champions League semi-finals in 10 years.

In May 2018, Trent won the Liverpool Young Player of the Season award for the second consecutive season, due to his domestic and European performances. Later that month, he became the youngest Liverpool player to start in a Champions League final when he was put in the starting line-up against Real Madrid. After the end of the season, Trent was voted runner-up to Ajax defender, Matthijs de Ligt.

The 2018-19 season saw Alexander-Arnold make his 50th appearance for Liverpool in a 2–1 win against Tottenham. In October, he was placed among the Kopa Trophy ten nominees, and ultimately finished sixth in the voting polls. In February 2019, Alexander-Arnold became the youngest player to assist three times in a single Premier League match in a 5–0 win over Watford.

Less than two months later, he became the fifth-youngest player to reach 50 Premier League appearances for Liverpool, as he played against Southampton. The same season, he was nominated for the PFA Young Player of the Year award, and he was selected for the PFA Team of the Year as one of Liverpool’s four representatives.

On the final day of the Premier League season, Trent added another assist to his tally and broke the Premier League record for the most assists by a defender in a domestic campaign, with 12. He started in the Champions League Final and became the youngest player to start in two UCL finals in a row.

Alexander-Arnold began the 2019–20 season with his position as Liverpool's right-back cemented. On the opening day of the season, he became only the eighth player in the Premier League history to register an assist in five consecutive games, and the first to do so for Liverpool. Having spent a fantastic year with Liverpool, Trent and six of his teammates were nominated for the 2019 Ballon d'Or award.

On 2 November, he became the fourth-youngest player to reach 100 appearances for Liverpool, behind Owen, Sterling and Fowler. Trent was elected as the 19th-best player in the world at the Ballon d'Or ceremony, and also he was given the highest rank among full-backs. He then played 120 minutes as Liverpool were crowned champions of the FIFA Club World Cup for the first time in their history.

Later, Trent Alexander-Arnold became the first full-back to win the Premier League Player of The Month award since Micah Richards in 2007. Being named in the 2019 UEFA Team of the Year was another sign of progressing for TAA. Alexander-Arnold then became the first defender in the Premier League history to reach double figures for assists in multiple seasons.

With the title secured, he then broke his own assist record on the fianl day of the season. He achieved the Premier League Young Player of the Season, and the PFA Young Player of the Year awards, and was named in the PFA Team of the Year.

At international level, Trent Alexander-Arnold represented England at at the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile. In 2017, he was called up to the England U21 team for the first time, and made his debut in a 3–0 win over the Latvia. After three appearances with the U21 side, he was promoted to the senior level.

He was named in Gareth Southgate's squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. His debut was in a pre-tournament match against Costa Rica. Alexander-Arnold then made his debut in the FIFA World Cup on 28 June, starting in a group-stage clash against Belgium. He became only the fourth teenager to start a match for England at a World Cup.

In November 2018, during a friendly international, held in honour of Wayne Rooney at Wembley Stadium, Alexander-Arnold scored his first senior international goal as England recorded a 3–0 win over the United States at. In June 2019, he ended third at the UEFA Nations League.

Style of Play

Trent Alexander-Arnold is highly known of his participation in attacks, in spite of serving basically as a defender. The important thing is that Trent has the experience of playing in the attacking positions, before being brought to the right side of defensive line. This helps him perform well as a defender and appear dangerous in attacks as well. Trent’s speed, dribbling skills, and also his early crosses can easily destroy any defense which faces him.

Moreover, Alexander-Arnold is considered as a free kick specialist. These days, having a full back who is capable of both scoring and assisting goals is something all coaches in the world search for. While he has progressed throughout his senior career, his breakthrough under Jurgen Klopp is recognized as the beginning of his golden years in football. He has a long time in front and so the opportunity of booking his name as one of the best full backs in the history of football.

Reception

Trent Alexander-Arnold is known as one of the most popular players of Liverpool. His behavior outside football pitch alongside his performances have made him a fan-favorite player in his club. Another exciting fact about Trent is that he has spent whole of his career at Liverpool so far. This makes the club’s fans compare him with the Anfield legend Steven Gerrard, and expect Alexander-Arnold to remain loyal to Liverpool club.

Gerrard had predicted the rise of this talented player at Liverpool. He had written in his autobiography which was released in 2015: “Trent Arnold has a terrific chance of making it as a top professional. He has the right attitude and comes from West Derby, home to Melwood. So, Trent is another Scouser and apparently, just as I tried to be John Barnes and Steve McMahon, he grew up pretending to be me while playing in the Merseyside parks. He can play as a number 6, a holding midfielder, but he’s versatile and I’ve seen him fill various positions. I know England are all over him.”

One of the most memorable moments of his career is the assist to Divock Origi in the game against Barcelona, which led the team to win 4-0 after a 3-0 first leg loss. The commentary of that scene is also saved in minds, as the commentator said “corner taken quickly”.

After the goal, Cesc Fabregas wrote on his twitter: “Alexander-Arnold, 20 years old. People will tell me it’s bad defending, I’m telling you it’s pure intelligence and vision.” So many pundits such as Gary Lineker also applauded Trent Alexander-Arnold because of his vision and speed in taking the corner kick.

Goal Celebration

Trent Alexander Arnold has demonstrated a crossed-arms celebration, just like the one Kylian Mbappe usually does. However, he responded about the similarity between his and Mbappe’s celebration: “Mbappe's celebration! It's something I do with my mates...we joke around. Obviously, I don't score too much, and I was saying for ages that I'd do it when I next scored, and I think it was about three or four months between my two goals, so I'd been planning it for a while!”

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Trent Alexander-Arnold Outside Football

Trent Alexander-Arnold is a keen chess player, whose father has introduced him the sport. In 2018, he played a match against world champion Magnus Carlsen, as part of a campaign to promote the sport. Alexander-Arnold was defeated in the clash after seventeen moves; eight more than technology entrepreneur Bill Gates managed when he faced Carlsen in 2014. Alexander-Arnold later explained the role of chess in his professional football career. He declared how chess was more than a hobby and had taught him to think "two or three moves ahead of the opposition".

Being known as productive full backs on both flanks for Liverpool, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andrew Robertson are also great friends for each other. In 2020, they starred in their own digital series on Instagram IGTV, called 'Wingmen'.

Trent Alexander-Arnold endorses for Under Armour company and wears the boots "magnetico control pro soccer cleats" in the matches. It was reported that the endorsement deal between Trent Alexander and Under Armour is worth £6.4 million for four years.

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Trent Alexander-Arnold Personal Life

In this part of Trent Alexander-Arnold biography, we take a look at his personal life. It is interesting for you to know Trent’s other favorite football team after Liverpool is Barcelona. Alexander-Arnold is a film lover. He once listed his favorite series in this order: Entourage, Game of Thrones, Money Heist. The list of his favorite movies is contained of Shawshank, Batman the dark knight, and Training day.

 Trent likes to listen to some music tracks before games or while travelling:  Grace by Lil Baby & 42 Dugg, Dreams and Nightmares by Meek Mill, Dior by Pop Smoke, Christopher Walking by Pop Smoke, and Spirit by J Hus are parts of his beloved playlist.

He has also described the atmosphere of Liverpool dressing room: “All the lads have input on the speaker, so we add songs to the playlist and it gets put on shuffle.” And about Kanye West’s All of the Lights: “We listen to it just before kick-off. When I hear it, it just takes me into the dressing room, ready to go out and perform.”

And the last to tell you in this part is that

Trent Alexander-Arnold religion

is Christian.

Family, Children and Relationships

Trent Alexander-Arnold was born in Liverpool to his parents Michael and Dianne Arnold. Trent’s uncle is the former Reading and Millwall footballer, and former Manchester United club secretary, John Alexander.

One of the most interesting facts about Alexander-Arnold which has gone viral, is something not about himself, but his grandmother! Trent’s maternal grandmother, Doreen Carling, was once also in a relationship with former Manchester United legendary manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, before moving to New York City and marrying there. Trent has two brothers; Tyler, who is four years older than him, and Marcel, who is three years younger. The former one serves as Trent’s agent as well.

There hasn’t been any valid information about Trent Alexander-Arnold Girlfriend but some reports claim that he has previously dated at least one girl. The certain fact is that the English star is not dating anyone, and he is single currently.

Philanthropy

Trent Alexander-Arnold acts as an ambassador for the Liverpool-based charity An Hour for Others, which considers to provide anything from food hampers and toys to cooking and science lessons to in need members of the community. He has supported the charity since being introduced to it by his mother when he was a teenager.

During his time with Liverpool's academy, Trent and teammate Kris Owens planned to support the initiative if either of them became professional football players. Additionally, in March 2019, Trent Alexander-Arnold decided to purchase plots in Liverpool and use the funds to construct new pitches for the community, after signing a new boot sponsorship contract with Under Armour company.

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Legal Issues

Being a young man and concentrating just on progressing in football, Trent Alexander-Arnold has not been reported to have any legal issues.

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Trent Alexander-Arnold Career Statistics

In this part of

Trent Alexander-Arnold biography

, let us take a look at career statistics of this progressing player, both in club and international levels.

Club

As mentioned above, Trent Alexander-Arnold has only played for Liverpool at club level. In his first season, Trent made 12 appearances and only featured in domestic tournaments. In 2017-18 season, he made 33 appearances in all competitions and succeeded to score three goals for Liverpool, two of them in UEFA Champions League.

Playing 40 matches and scoring a single goal was his stats in the 2018-19 season. In the following season, he made 49 appearances and scored 4 goals for the club. Finally, In the current season, he has played 22 matches so far.

Although the scoring stats have been mentioned in this part, we all know the main numeric thing to evaluate Trent’s career is his assist records, which was brought in his profile section of the article.

International

Trent has been member of the England national team since 2018, and has scored a single goal throughout his 12 international caps.

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Trent Alexander-Arnold Honors

Being a Liverpool member in the club’s latest golden era, Trent has won several important trophies with the Reds. The 2019-20 Premier League title, the 2018-19 UEFA Champions League trophy, and a single title of both UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup in 2019 are all he has won with Liverpool.

In case of individual honors, we should mention 2 times of winning the Liverpool young player of the season award,  PFA Young Player of the Year in 2019-20, and the Golden Boy runner-up in 2018.

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