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Alexander-Arnold Is A Future Liverpool Captain – Lijnders

Trent Alexander-Arnold is “a future Liverpool captain”, according to Pep Lijnders, who says the Reds full-back has grown from a “young guy” into a “leader by example”.

Alexander-Arnold has emerged as one of the most talented right-backs of his generation since making his first-team debut for Liverpool in 2016.

The 22-year-old has played a key role in Liverpool’s recent success on both domestic and European fronts, and Lijnders thinks he has all the necessary qualities to inherit leadership duties at Anfield in the coming years.

“I’m so proud of Trent. He was this natural technical talent when he was just 15 years old,” Klopp’s assistant coach told the club’s official website.
“He had all the characteristics I loved: a mentality to win, passionate to improve but his emotions sometimes took control instead of him taking control over the emotions. He trained with so much power and competition.
“He grew step by step into the wonderful guy he is now, surrounded by a lovely family, he created this superb personality. He has this aggression in a positive way.
“If someone represents this quote of Bill Shankly it’s him: ‘playing at the highest level isn’t pressure, it’s a reward’.
“I still see the same fire in his eyes in each training, but I don’t see this young guy anymore; I see a leader, I see someone who controls his emotions, a future captain. A leader by example.
“The best clubs have one thing in common, a ‘one club’ mentality. The culture spreads through all departments. It’s great that our talents, the real ones, can make these steps together with our team.”

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