Liverpool right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold has revealed Spanish giants Barcelona are his “favourite other team”.
The 21-year-old has quickly established himself as arguably the best right-back in the Premier League — and quite possibly the world — since making his debut in October 2016.
Alexander-Arnold’s soft spot for Barca: Five things to know…
- Alexander-Arnold has made 125 senior appearances for boyhood club Liverpool.
- During that time, he’s already played in two Champions League finals, winning it in 2019.
- The right-back famously delivered a quick corner to set-up Divock Origi during the semi-finals against Barca last season.
- And Alexander-Arnold has revealed the Blaugrana are his second-favourite club.
- But the 21-year-old insists he has no plans to join Barca, concentrating only on Liverpool.
Alexander-Arnold has made 125 senior appearances for the Reds so far, helping Jurgen Klopp’s men to Champions League, European Super Cup and Fifa Club World Cup titles during that time, while also establishing himself in Gareth Southgate’s England set-up.
He also played a key role in Liverpool’s famous comeback win over Barca in last season’s Champions League semi-final second leg, delivering a brilliantly improvised quick corner for Divock Origi’s winning goal.
Despite breaking Barca hearts, he admits he still holds a soft spot for the Blaugrana.
“I’d say my favourite other team would be Barca. I feel as though they’ve got kind of the same values and beliefs as Liverpool,” Alexander-Arnold told GQ magazine.
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“[In Liverpool], Everyone’s got the same beliefs, the same drive to succeed, the same hard-work ethic, the tenacity.
“The passion in what they believe in is a massive thing in this city.”
Alexander-Arnold not dreaming of going abroad just yet
Despite admitting his admiration for Barcelona, Alexander-Arnold insists his future remains at Anfield, with the youngster happy pulling on the shirt for the club he’s “always loved”.
“It’s not something I’ve ever thought about. I’ve always loved Liverpool,” he adds.
“I’ve always supported them. I’ve always played for them. So, yeah, still now, I wouldn’t sit there in my room and daydream about playing somewhere else.”