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Rooney was my favourite player, says Liverpool star

Thu 03 December 2020 | 15:46

Trent Alexander-Arnold reveals that Manchester United legend was the first player he idolized.

Wayne Rooney

was an academy product of Everton. He soon found his way to Manchester United, England international, and the rest is history. He is now the man with the most goal scored for England national team and the Red Devils.

Young right-back of

Liverpool

, Trent Alexander-Arnold reveals that Wayne Rooney was his first idol.

Alexander-Arnold

said at a Red Bull event: “I remember growing up, I was a Rooney fan.

“He was obviously a local lad but he had the hype at the time. I must have been about five or six when he’d broken into the first team. He was doing crazy things like ‘that’ goal against Arsenal. 

“I remember watching Henry as well. My mum always says that I used to watch loads of Match of Day – video tapes of old matches from the 70’s, 80's, 90’s.”

While admiring Rooney, Alexander-Arnold was always a red and only ever wanted to emulate one modern-day icon.

“Gerrard. He was everything to me,” a man who now has 145 Liverpool appearances to his name added.

“When I was growing up I just wanted to be him, no other way about it. I wanted to live how he lived, I wanted to play how he played, I wanted to kick a ball how he did.

“I’d walk down the road and I see an empty bottle and I’d run up and strike it, and shout ‘Gerrard!’. To be fair I think a lot of kids in the city were doing the same thing.”

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