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Alexander-Arnold will be Liverpool's future captain, says Klopp

Sun 13 December 2020 | 9:39

Liverpool boss sees his right-back as a future leader for the Reds.

Trent Alexander-Arnold

appeared as

Liverpool

’s captain in their 1-1

Champions League

draw against Midtjylland as Jordan Henderson started the game from the bench. The 22-year-old started at Liverpool when he was six years old and made his debut in 2016. He has played 102 Premier League matches for the Reds and has provided 27 assists along with scoring six goals. In a recent interview,

Jurgen Klopp

has explained his decision to name Alexander-Arnold as the team’s captain.

"I try to understand it, even though I spent the most time educated a different way. Being a captain, it's not so important who wears the armband, it's more important how you behave all around.

"And yes, Trent is somebody who will be in this kind of role in the future. All the younger boys in the team have a similar pathway to his pathway, 100 per cent.

"The reason [he was captain]? I didn't think he was the best leader in the line-up of the last game, he's the longest in the club. When the players come, the four captains, it's clear that it's not even a decision, it's Trent.

"When I told him, it means a lot to him - that's cool and it will be his role in the future when other people have finished their careers and stuff like this.

"He prepares himself already for this. He will be in the future the face of this club, with some others hopefully, one of the faces of this club. That's really nice.

"When I realised how much it meant to him, I was really happy. I made the decision, but the decision was a logical one because of the time he was in the club."


source: SportMob

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