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Trent Alexander-Arnold Has 'Dream' of Becoming a One-Club Legend at Liverpool

Tom Sunderland@@TomSunderland_Featured ColumnistNovember 23, 2018

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 03:  Trent Alexander-Arnold of Liverpool celebrates after James Milner of Liverpool (not pictured) scores his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Liverpool FC at Emirates Stadium on November 3, 2018 in London, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
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Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold has said he dreams of going down in Liverpool's history books as a one-club man and plans to remain on Merseyside for his entire career.

The England international, 20, has exploded into Jurgen Klopp's first team the last two seasons, and he told Sky Sports he wants to follow Jamie Carragher's lead by only representing the Reds:

"Yeah, definitely. To play for Liverpool is the dream, the aim, and I can't see it changing to be fair. As long as possible I want to have that relationship with Liverpool, to be a Liverpool player.

"To say I have done that for the whole of my career is something I have dreamed of being able to say."

Alexander-Arnold made his first steps into Liverpool's first team in late 2016, and in less than two years, he's established himself as a member of the senior squad.

Not only that, but the up-and-coming star has also started to make waves on the international level and scored his first goal for England in Thursday's 3-0 friendly win over the United States, via Sky Sports:

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ENGLAND 2-0 USA The Three Lions are flying as Alexander-Arnold adds to Jesse Lingard's opening goal. Watch live on Sky Sports Main Event of follow here: https://t.co/ERyOxfOH2h https://t.co/zSU2Y9pjdt

Young players tend to leave major clubs on loan or head to smaller outfits to secure more minutes, but Alexander-Arnold is doing it all for club and country at a high standard:

Trent Arnold @trentaa98

Childhood dream: Score at Wembley for England โœ…โค๏ธ https://t.co/yMuVCkb8PZ

He's replaced Nathaniel Clyne as Klopp's right-back of choice and has Joe Gomez as extra competition in the role, but there have been suggestions Alexander-Arnold could migrate into midfield down the line.

That versatility is part of his appeal, and it is a further reason as to why Liverpool might invest more time in their asset, who is only appreciating in value and has huge prospects ahead.

As such, the Merseysiders are seemingly keen to tie Alexander-Arnold down, per Oliver Bond of Anfield HQ:

Oliver Bond @Oliver__Bond

Liverpool are to open talks with Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson over new contracts to recognise their progress.

The West Derby native has a contract at Anfield that's due to expire in 2021, but it's likely he'll be around at the club for far longer than that.

Even Alexander-Arnold's philosophy and approach to matches runs in line with Klopp's, as the defender added:ย "We're still in three of the competitions, so we'll aim for all three of them, but we're not just in them to have fun, put on a show, we're there to win. We're not a team that likes to lose or even likes to draw. Every game we want to win."

His achievements over the past year have not gone unnoticed, as Alexander-Arnold was recently named on the list of nominees for the 2018 Golden Boy award, via BT Sport (UK only):

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Trent Alexander-Arnold makes the five-man shortlist for the 2018 European Golden Boy award ๐Ÿ† What a year it's been for the Liverpool & England star ๐Ÿ”ด๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ https://t.co/ll0dwLE51b

Liverpool's rise in recent years has been thanks to many moving parts. Luis Suarez and Philippe Coutinho have dazzled in years past only to leave for Barcelona, and in-form star Mohamed Salah could be the next to attract attention from elsewhere.

Those stories always bring a certain sense of peril, but Alexander-Arnold's intention to stay at Anfield for the remainder of his days offers a rare sign of commitment for fans to get excited about.