Last Updated: June 20th 2020, 8:30 pm

Alexander-Arnold on how Henderson helped him

Trent Alexander-Arnold admits that Jordan Henderson helped him to become a major part in the first-team.

 

Alexander-Arnold has been with Liverpool since he was only 6-year-old. The 21-year-old right-back made his debut for the club as a professional player in October 2016.

 

The young England international has become a key player and a starter in the starting XI for the Merseyside team during the 2017/18 campaign. The young player has established himself as one of the best defenders in the world.


 


Last season Trent Alexander-Arnold helped the Reds win the Champions League after a very cheeky corner. This season Klopp's side is 25 points clear at the top of the Premier League table and the 21-year-old player has been a big part of this accomplishment.

 

Alexander-Arnold admits that he owes a lot to Jordan Henderson as the Liverpool captain helped him a lot to adapt to the team.


 

“The season before I went up into the first team, I was still going to the games as a fan. So these people were massive role models to me,‘’ said the young Englishman in a recent interview for The Red Bulletin.

 

“But when you get thrown into the changing room with them, you can no longer think as a fan; they’re your teammates and you have to communicate with them.

 

“Hendo [Jordan Henderson] played a big part in helping me do that; making me feel like I had a presence in the changing room, and that I could speak.”


 


Henderson was not the only reason why Alexander-Arnold adapted so quickly to the team. The 21-year-old admits that his love to the chess had a major part in his improvement on the pitch.

 

“You could link football to chess in terms of trying to think one, two or three moves ahead of the opposition and anticipate what they’ll do,” said Alexander-Arnold.

 

“You have to think ahead and know what you’re kind of going to do before you receive the ball.

 

“Before I get it, I try to get a picture of what it’ll look like as I’m receiving it and as I’m going to pass it. I’ll look to see where the attackers are.