Liverpool have always been club that allows a pathway for academy players to feature in the senior team, allowing the likes of Steven Gerrard, Robbie Fowler, and recently Curtis Jones to flourish as academy youth products.
One graduate could very well end his career as the best player ever produced at Liverpool’s academy – Trent Alexander-Arnold.
As a local boy, Alexander-Arnold captained the various youth sides on his journey to the top and is now Liverpool’s vice-captain.
It was reported earlier this week that the Anfield club have opened up new contract talks with Trent Alexander-Arnold. Fabrizio Romano has now weighed in on the situation via his CaughtOffside column.
“Some reports claim that Liverpool and Trent Alexander-Arnold are set for new contract talks”, Romano wrote.
“I am still working on that one, but for sure the feeling remains always the same: Trent loves Liverpool, Liverpool want Trent to stay.”
“The feeling is mutual. I think they will continue together for the future.”
The right-back has racked up 277 appearances for Liverpool since graduating from the club’s academy in 2016.
The 24-year-old has won everything at club level and looks like he will add more silverware in the coming years – especially if Jurgen Klopp stays for a significant period of time more.
One would imagine that should Trent Alexander-Arnold spend the rest of career at Anfield, he could very well climb above Steven Gerrard as Liverpool’s best academy graduate in the modern era.