Trent Alexander-Arnold is motivated every day by the prospect of becoming captain of Liverpool, because the star winner of the title admits that he would be disappointed if he did not get the Anfield armband during his career
- Trent Alexander-Arnold, 21, had another outstanding season at Liverpool
- Right-back has been a constant threat to Premier League champions
- He’s already a field leader and wants to be the Reds’ skipper on the road
- Alexander-Arnold compared his ambitions to Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo
Trent Alexander-Arnold wants to become captain of Liverpool in the future and admits that he would be disappointed if he did not lead the club.
The 21-year-old local talent has been one of the Premier League’s most notable performers this season, helping his beloved Reds win their first high profile title in 30 years.
Threatened with his set kick and his ability to cross, as well as with his rhythm, Alexander-Arnold is already a leader on the field and has not hidden his objective of taking the armband at some point on the road.
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“ Becoming captain of Liverpool ends up motivating me every day, ” said Alexander-Arnold The telegraph.
“It’s something I want to achieve. Obviously it will not be my decision, but if I did not arrive before the end of my career, I would be disappointed. I’ve always thought about it.
“ Whether it happens or not, I think it’s my job in Liverpool to lead by example. I’m still trying to do it now – to be an example for the young boys coming.
Alexander-Arnold celebrates after scoring a sublime goal against Leicester in December
Alexander-Arnold also compared his ambitions for the future to those of several Ballon d’Or winners, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
“I feel like I’m part of a team where everyone is influential and helping each other,” said Alexander-Arnold. “This is what captains do. They lead and drag the side in difficult times and motivate the players by their side.
“If you look [Cristiano] Ronaldo and [Lionel] Messi, it’s the same. You never see them relax. Ronaldo has won five champion leagues. If you asked him if he was satisfied with that, he would say: “a little, but I want another.” As an athlete, it would be strange not to have this competitive nature. You need goals and ambitions.
Alexander-Arnold has scored three goals and recorded 12 assists in the Premier League this season.
This follows another breathtaking season in 2018-19, when he won his first club trophy with the Champions League, and has since added to his goal by winning the UEFA Super Cup and World Cup of FIFA Clubs, as well as now the Premier League.
He made his debut in October 2016 in a League Cup match against Tottenham, and became the first choice straight away in Liverpool’s race to the 2018 Champions League final.