Trent Alexander-Arnold says he owes Jurgen Klopp “everything” following his rise to Liverpool first-team regular and England international.
Alexander-Arnold was handed his Liverpool debut by Klopp in October 2016, two weeks after the defender’s 18th birthday, and since then he has amassed 97 appearances for the Champions League winners.
He was also picked by Gareth Southgate to make his England debut in June last year, and was part of the squad that made it to the World Cup semi-finals.
Asked what debt of gratitude he owed Klopp for the steep trajectory of his career, Alexander-Arnold replied:
“Everything, really. Without him, who knows what would have happened.
“He’s the one that’s given me the most opportunities – more opportunities than I could even ask for.
“He’s put a lot of trust and faith in me personally and I’ve tried to repay him every time he’s done that.”