Trent Alexander-Arnold has revealed his fondness for Barcelona but admits he has ‘never’ thought about the possibility of leaving Liverpool.
The England international has opened on his career at Liverpool so far, his love for the city and fulfilment of a boyhood dream in representing the club he grew up supporting.
Alexander-Arnold came through the academy ranks on Merseyside and has established himself as arguably the finest full-back in world football, playing an influential role in the club’s treble of trophy successes last season and their record-breaking start to the current league campaign.
The 21-year-old grew up a short distance from the club’s Melwood training ground and grew up dreaming of wearing the club’s red shirt, and Alexander-Arnold admits he has never considered the possibility of a different venture away from Anfield.
Asked if he would like to be a ‘one-club player’ like Steven Gerrard, Alexander-Arnold told GQ magazine: “Yeah, I can imagine that. Leaving’s not something I’ve ever really thought about.
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8 | Trent Alexander-Arnold
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“I’ve always loved Liverpool. I’ve always supported them. I’ve always played for them. So, I’ve never had that reason to think about it.
“Yeah, still now, I wouldn’t sit there in my room and daydream about playing somewhere else.
“Right now, I’m a Liverpool player. I love the club more than anything. I love everything about it. I love the fans, the people. I love the city.
“So, no, why would I think about that?”
Asked if there was any other club he particularly likes, however, Alexander-Arnold named Barcelona as his ‘favourite other team’, revealing his respect for the similar ‘values and beliefs’ the Catalan giants share with Liverpool.
“I’d say my favourite other team would be Barca. I feel as though they’ve got kind of the same values and beliefs as Liverpool.”