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The Reason Trent Alexander-Arnold Gave Sir Alex About Turning Down United Is Brilliant

The Reason Trent Alexander-Arnold Gave Sir Alex About Turning Down United Is Brilliant

At the tender age of just 19, Trent Alexander-Arnold will soon have a terrifyingly strong portfolio having played on arguably the three biggest stages in world football.

After making 26 appearances for Liverpool in the English Premier League since 2016, Alexander-Arnold will soon be featuring in the Champions League final on the 26th May against Real Madrid.

To top that off he then jets off to Russia after being selected by Gareth Southgate to be part of England's 23-man-squad in the World Cup.

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Astonishing.

As a young boy living just a stone's throw away from Anfield, Alexander-Arnold dreamed of what it would be like to play for the Merseyside greats.

Alexander-Arnold now has the opportunity to emulate his childhood idols coming up against the mighty Madrid and Cristiano Ronaldo in the most respected cup final in the football industry.

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And in an interview with the BBC, when discussing how he landed on the Liverpool scene Trent said: "They sent a few invites to my school and my age group, to my class specifically, and they were like, 'who wants to go?'

"So, every lad in the class put their hands up as you'd imagine, so the only fair way was to pick names out of a hat and luckily my name was picked out."

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Once Alexander-Arnold had made an impact on the Liverpool junior ranks, Sir Alex Ferguson showed interest in the young defender requesting him to join the 'Red Devils'.

His reason to stay at Liverpool was simply brilliant: "My mum doesn't drive on motorways," the youngster told Fergie, per Mirror.

The former Manchester United manager and legend Sir Alex later revealed in his auto-biography that Alexander-Arnold's grandmother was his 'first steady girlfriend'.

Potentially another reason as to why 'Fergie' was so interested in the youngster.

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What do you make of the Liverpudlian prodigy? Let us know in the comments below.

Words by Joel Greasley.

Topics: Liverpool, Football News, Football, Manchester United, Sir Alex Ferguson, Alexander-Arnold

Josh Lawless

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