Trent Alexander-Arnold is not new to being in the news, for the good things and now the 21-year-old English right back is in the news again, this time for setting a new Guinness World Record.
Alexander-Arnold has had a great year with Liverpool, lifting the European Cup in June and also playing an important role in Liverpool’s victory in the Champions League (one of which included his sleek corner that set up Divock Origi’s semi-final winner against Barcelona).
During those runs, he had assisted in 12 goals for the 2018/19 Premier League season and 16 in all competitions, a feat that just earned him the Guinness World Records title for most English Premier League assists by a defender in a single season.
This means his name will sit in the Guinness World Records 2020 as one of the best humans in the world, alongside other people in different walks of life who had set new records in things they are good at doing.
The fact that Alexander-Arnold took the record from two Everton players – Andy Hinchcliffe (1994/95) and Leighton Baines (2010/11), who had jointly held the previous mark of 11 even makes it more interesting.
The youngster is surely a figure to look out for as he still has enough room for improvement and a lot of time on his hand to explore the greatness he has locked in.
With a team like Liverpool giving him the chance to play and showcase his talent, he would be getting the right exposure that would pitch him to the world of greatness as it had already began to do.
His future in Liverpool
It is already a brilliant start of the season for the Englishman and we can look forward to him carrying that form into England’s European Championship qualifiers.
Alexander-Arnold already has three assists across all competitions this season, leading Jamie Carragher to compare him to Manchester City play-maker Kevin de Bruyne.
The 21-year-old played as a deep-lying creative midfielder as a youngster and has hinted he might be switching roles in the future. As it stands, that position might even suit him more as he is used to creating chances.
Stats that matter
Comparing his form in the 2018/2019 season to the 2019/2020 season, it shows how much this youngster has been developing his skills.
In 2018/2019, he had an average of 1.8 chances created, 1.1 open-play chances created, 4.7 open play crosses, 6.2 recoveries, 2.3 clearances and 1.3 interceptions as compared to 2019/2020 where he has 3.5 chances created, 2.4 open-play chances created, 6.4 open play crosses, 7.3 recoveries, three clearances and 1.5 interceptions. (Premier League stat)
This stat goes to show how rapidly he is growing and taking charge of games he plays in. Creatively, the Liverpool star is way ahead of the other top-flight full-backs.
Trent Alexander-Arnold is one of the youngsters to look out for because even if he doesn’t make the noise, his stat and performance will do it for him. As seen in his game plays, he is shaping himself into a name that would forever be known by many in the football world.