‘We were not sure he could do it physically… now he is a machine’: Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp admits Trent Alexander-Arnold’s rapid rise has been a ‘big surprise’
Jurgen Klopp has admitted Trent Alexander-Arnold’s rapid development at Liverpool has been a massive surprise.
Alexander-Arnold has become one of the main men for Klopp’s formidable Liverpool squad, as well as an England international, after making his first-team debut only back in October 2016.
The England right-back also played a pivotal role in Liverpool’s Champions League triumph last season, and has been one of the standout players in the Premier League so far this season for the leaders.
Trent Alexander-Arnold has become one of Liverpool’s main men under Jurgen Klopp
And Klopp, ahead of the FIFA Club World Cup final, has since admitted he wasn’t sure whether Alexander-Arnold had the physical attributes to become a world-class player.
‘I have known Trent Alexander-Arnold since he was 17 years old,’ Klopp told the BBC.
‘He was a big talent but we were not sure he could do it physically. Now he is a machine – so he is a big surprise.’